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

Early work

Meathaus Press

Dark Horse & Image Comics

DC Comics & Marvel Comics

Other publishers

Covers only


  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.