Farel Dalrymple

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Farel Dalrymple
FarelDalrymple APE04.jpg
Dalrymple, photographed at the 2004 Alternative Press Expo (APE) in San Francisco.
BornFarel DeShongh Dalrymple
Area(s)Cartoonist, Penciller
Notable works
Pop Gun War , The Wrenchies
AwardsXeric Award, 2000
Society of Illustrators Gold Medal, 2002

Farel Dalrymple is an American artist and alternative comics creator. He is best known for his award-winning comics series Pop Gun War.


Originally from Oklahoma "by way of California",[1] Dalrymple is one of the founders of the New York City-based Meathaus Collective. He attended New York's School of Visual Arts as an Illustration major[1] and has been creating comics since 1999.[2]

Dalrymple currently[when?] resides in Portland, Oregon, where he is working on the second volume of Pop Gun War, to be published by Dark Horse Comics, as well as illustrating the ten-issue series Omega the Unknown, written by author Jonathan Lethem and published by Marvel Comics. He describes his work style as "fourteen-hour workdays filled with ecstasy, torment, and procrastination."[2]


Dalrymple has received several awards, including a Xeric Foundation grant,[2] a 2002 Society of Illustrators Gold Medal, and a Russ Manning Award nomination. An excerpt of Omega the Unknown was selected for the anthology Best American Comics 2010.[2]


Farel Dalrymple, Zachary Baldus, and Jenny Owens, 2006.

Early work[edit]

  • Behold 3D: "Sunship G'Hide-E1" (a, with Curt Fischer and Ray Zone, anthology, Edge, 1996)
  • Proverbs & Parables (w/a, among other artists, 144 pages, New Creation, 1998, ISBN 0-9665-1180-8)[3]
  • Supermundane (w/a):
  • Pop Gun War #1-5 (w/a, Cryptic Press (#1) and Absence of Ink (#2-5), 2000–2002)

Meathaus Press[edit]

  • Meathaus (w/a, anthology):
    • "Honkey. Like donkey but with an "H"" (in #1, 2000)
    • "Rejection" (also the back cover illustration, in #2, 2000)
    • "We're all out" (also editor of the issue, in #3, 2000)
    • "Ms. Umbrella — part one" (also editor of the issue, in #4, 2001)
    • "Ms. Umbrella pt. 2 — grab your elbow skin" (also editor of the issue, in #5, 2001)
    • "The Regular" (in #6, 2002)
    • "Centillion" (in Love Songs (#7), 2004)
    • "i don't like anybody except for people i like" (also editor of the issue, in Headgames (#8), 2006)
    • "fotologica" (in S.O.S., anthology graphic novel, 276 pages, Nerdcore, 2008, ISBN 0-9800-9240-X)
  • Beef Apt. #1-2 (w/a, collective sketchbooks — five pages of Dalrymple's drawings in each, 2002–2004)
  • Go for the Gold #1-4 (w/a, collective sketchbooks, 2004–2011)
  • Spigot (w/a, convention zine, 2006)

Dark Horse & Image Comics[edit]

DC Comics & Marvel Comics[edit]

Other publishers[edit]

Covers only[edit]


  1. ^ a b Ellis, Jonathan. "Interview: Farel Dalrymple, Pop Gun Genius," PopImage (Jan. 2002). Accessed Dec. 27, 2008.
  2. ^ a b c d Neil Gaiman, ed., The Best American Comics 2010 (Boston, New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010), 319
  3. ^ Anthology of short vignettes based around the proverbs of Solomon and the parables of Christ.

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