Thursday, January 31, 2008

Sacramento News and Review

I illustrated the Sex & Love issue of the Sacramento News and Review, here's a shot of the cover, and some of the interiors. It was a lot of work but it's nice to do a connected series of images, and gives the newspaper a nice consistency. I was also able to do some wonky hand-type on the cover which was very fun.
Here's links to the articles:
Let’s talk about sex
Love lines
Pick me up

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

A day in the life...

This is the first page of a short comic for a German publisher. The theme was: "January 10th, 2008!" I translated the story into English and will publish it as part of my very own Casual Comics #2, debuting at this year's MoCCA Festival in NY.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Oro Art Show

Here's a photo of my winning entries from Show Off!, an art show at the Oro Sales and Design Center last December. Thanks to Kelly Kreth for passing on the pictures.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Confessions of a Gasoline Huffer

This is a story that I illustrated for the current issue of The Stranger. It's about a guy who spent one summer huffing gasoline while working as a handyman for an elderly couple. You can read the entire story here.

New York Times Letters Illustration

I did this one for yesterday's issue of the New York Times. It's about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and its devastating effects on soldiers coming home from duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Isthmus Copies

I've received some copies of the issues of Isthmus that I worked on just before the holidays, including the cover I did. You can see a larger version of the illustrations on the portfolio section of my website. Many thanks to Isthmus Art Director Carolyn Fath!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Editorial Portfolio Update

You can see some fresh images in the Editorial 1 & 2 galleries of my website. I've added two large color pieces I did for Isthmus around the holidays, and re-organized and added a few images to the black & white gallery.


Here's a few spreads from a calender project by Finest | Magma Brand Communication Group in Karlsruhe, Germany. This publication is packed with useful content for anybody who works in advertising, brand design and marketing (in German). I was invited to contribute 8 pages of artwork along the theme of "Destinations". You can order a copy directly from the F |M website, just send an email to info[at] Paul Hoppe Magma

Monday, January 7, 2008

Winter in Weingarten

Paul Hoppe in Weingarten

I just returned from my most recent trip to Germany. I had a great time, visiting family and friends and enjoying some down time. Here is a shot that I took on one of many walks with my father through the Upper-Swabian countryside. (Yes, it was cold! But very pretty.)