Paul Guinan
Paul Guinan with a Boilerplate model
BornPortland, Oregon
Area(s)Writer, Penciller, Artist, Inker
Awards2011 Inkpot Award by Comic-Con International[1]

Paul Guinan is an American writer and comic book artist. Some of his most famous works are the Boilerplate robot or DC's Chronos.[2] He is a founding member of Helioscope studio. Paul Guinan is part of the husband-and-wife team with Anina Bennett who have been collaborating in print since 1989.[3][4][5] He is currently working on the historical graphic novel Aztec Empire.[6]

Early career

The Portland, writer Paul Guinan started out at First Comics, retouching the art on some of the first manga translations published in America. While working for First Comics, he co-created with writer John Francis Moore the time-travelling DC Comics hero Chronos.


Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett's most famous work is probably Boilerplate, a series about a fictional robot which would have existed in the Victorian era and early 20th century. Originally featured on a website created by Guinan in 2000, Boilerplate details the history of a remarkable robot built in the late 19th century, and features photoshopped "archival images." In reality, the robot is actually a 12 inches (30 cm) articulated model which was seen interacting with historical figures, such as Teddy Roosevelt and Pancho Villa, the famous Mexican bandit that invaded America during the Battle of Columbus on March 9, 1916. Edward Wyatt of the New York Times called boilerplate "Deliciously detailed."[7] At one point even J. J. Abrams wanted to develop a project with the 1893 robot.[8]


Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett are regulars of the comic con scene and often give seminars. [5]

Multimedia work

Title Role Date started
DC Comics Chronos co-creator and artist Chronos #1 (March 1998)
Proposition Player co-creator and artist 1999
Dark Horse Comics Barb Wire Artist 1995
The Terminator [9] Inkers, Cover Artist August 1, 2012
Aliens [9] Artist February 13, 2013

Published Books

Comic Con

Paul Guinan was an official guest of the following: