Paul Hoppe

About Paul

Paul Hoppe is a New York-based illustrator, designer, and author who enjoys venturing into a variety of fields including advertising, editorial and animation. His work beyond illustration has included writing for children’s books and graphic novels as well as self-publishing zines and comics.

His many children’s books include the Last-But-Not-Least Lola series, Good Vibrations (song lyrics by Mike Love and Brian Wilson), Neymar: A Soccer Dream Come True, and The Hat and The Woods—which he also wrote—and most recently A is for Oboe, written by Lera Auerbach and Marilyn Nelson (Dial/Penguin Random House) and How Did Humans Go Extinct, by Johnny Marciano, a funny and subversive look at human culture, told from a future time when we have long disappeared (Akashic Books).

His editorial work has regularly appeared in publications such as the New Yorker, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times. His work has been honored by the Society of Illustrators, Communication Arts, and American Illustration, among others. Originally from Poland, he was raised in Germany, and now resides in Brooklyn.