As part of the campaign surrounding the collaborative sneaker ACRONYM X Nike Air Force 1 Downtown, Nike asked Paul Pope to elaborate on a greater narrative surrounding ACRONYM’s founder, Errolson Hugh and the new sneaker. Having long drawn apparel to fit certain comic book characters within his art, Paul was immediately drawn to the project, which required of him to create a dystopian science fiction comic strip surrounding the new Air Force 1 sneaker, starring Errolson.
“They needed a subject, and the more they told me about Errolson’s life, the more I knew he would be an interesting guy to portray. And I just started drawing him.” says Pope.
“I am really interested in the future of drone technology and self-automated robots, so I wanted it to be as realistic as possible.”, adds Pope. “They are the future of battlefield weaponry and I thought they were the perfect symbol of a dystopian Sci-Fi story”.