Jakub Topor

Artist & Scriptwriter

Jakub Topor was born in 1988. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź (Poland). He has been creating comics since childhood, either just for himself or family and friends, but it was not until 2016 that he made his official debut with "Compatriots." The book satirizes various funny, absurd, and drastic episodes from everyday life—a kind of humor that would become a hallmark of Topor's work. There is no pathology that he would not be able to draw—and yet even among somber sights like the drab suburbs, the reader will always find a few redeeming aspects in his artwork. His second book, "Spieprzyłem," created with scriptwriter Wiktor Talaga, follows a similar spirit, though perhaps even more melancholic. Most recently Jakob has published "Nacjolove," his most important work so far, nominated for the graphic novel of the year award at the Comics Festival in Łódź. The story of the romance of two nationalists shamelessly puts a cat among the pigeons. Some received it very warmly, to the author's delight, while others—to the author's even greater delight—absolutely despised it. In addition to comics, he is an illustrator and graphic designer. He has three pet snakes, three geckos, a Hermann's tortoise, and some other animals that would take too long to list here. There is no evidence of kinship with Roland Topor, but the similarity of names and sense of humor is enough for him.

Country of origin: Poland Europe Comics Publisher: Timof (Poland)