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Into the psychoverse: Yanick Paquette talks The Incal and euro influences

"It's a partnership of creation with the people reading trying to figure out the story you’re telling"

Whether you’re a Wonder Woman fan, a Swamp Thing follower, or a rare but loving devotee of Batman Incorporated, Yanick Paquette is inevitably someone whose art you’ve come across and – even more inevitably – utterly been in awe of.

With a career reaching back to humble beginning in 1994, Paquette’s style and gift for world building has seen a reach far beyond any Gotham or Themyscira, where he now finds himself in the deeply psychedelic world of Jodowrowky’s The Incal, and well beyond into new prospects. Fortunately, Popverse was able to sit down with Paquette during the delightful Fan Expo San Francisco, where Paquette offered insight into his split experience between American and European comics.

Popverse: Yanick, talk to me about where you're headed, because up until now you've been working on a lot of American IP; a lot of Wonder Woman and Swamp Thing and things like that. So what's it like doing something like, say, The Incal?

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Chloe Maveal

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Chloe Maveal (they/them) is the Editor-In-Chief of the NeoText Review and a freelance essayist who specializes in British comics, pop culture history, and the subversive qualities of “trashy” media. Their work has been featured all over the internet with bylines in 2000 AD, The Treasury of British Comics, Publishers Weekly, Polygon, Comics Beat, and many others. Chloe doesn’t know how to “tone it down” while talking about really old comics, owns a sex toy signed by John Waters that they will giddily show off upon request, and probably has opinions about your Judge Dredd opinions.

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