Farel Dalrymple

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Farel Dalrymple
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Dalrymple, photographed at the 2004 Alternative Press Expo (APE) in San Francisco.
Born Farel DeShongh Dalrymple
Nationality American
Area(s) Cartoonist, Penciller
Notable works
Pop Gun War
Awards Xeric 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 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]

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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