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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Paul Hornschemeier  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Other

Audience: Adult; Young Adult; Children;

Born: 1977 in Cincinnati, Ohio


-- Website -- http://www.margomitchell.com
-- Paul Hornschemeier on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=paul+hornschemeier


Illinois Connection

The author moved to Chicago after graduation and began work on Forlorn Funnies. He currently resides in Chicago where he is still at work on the Forlorn Funnies, various music projects, and illustration work for clients from ''This American Life'' to ''Life Magazine''.

Biographical and Professional Information

Even as a child Paul thought he might publish his own comic books one day. While majoring in philosophy and psychology at Ohio State, Hornschemeier was introduced to the graphic novel Ghost World by Daniel Clowes and was impressed. He saw that comics could be a venue for exploring issues that are far from superficial. Following graduation he began publishing his own black and white comics.


Selected Titles At Your Library

Life with Mr. Dangerous :
ISBN: 0345494415. OCLC Number:

Villard,. New York :. ©2011.

"Somewhere in the Midwest, Amy Breis is going nowhere. Amy has a job she hates, a creep boyfriend she's just dumped, and a best friend she can't reach on the phone. But at least her (often painfully passive-aggressive) mother bought her a pink unicorn sweatshirt for her birthday. Pink. Unicorn. For her twenty-sixth birthday. Gliding through the daydreams and realities of a young woman searching for definition ..."--Page 4 of cover.

Mother, come home /
ISBN: 1560979739. OCLC Number:

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With his clean, distinctive art style and poignant storytelling, up-and-coming indie comics sensation Paul Hornschemeier has earned comparisons to and accolades from today's top graphic novelists. Mother, Come Home is Hornschemeier's graphic novel debut-the quietly stunning tale of a father and son struggling, by varying degrees of escapism and fantasy, to come to terms with the death of the family's mother. The story seamlessly weaves through the surreal and the painfully factual, guided by the careful, somber colors and inventive pacing unique to Hornschmeier's storytelling. Mother, Come Home extracts almost tangible drama from the most tranquil of moments, making that which is unspoken in each panel easily audible, and almost uncomfortably experienced.

All and sundry :
ISBN: 1606992856. OCLC Number:

Fantagraphics Books,. Seattle, Wash. :. 2009.

Collects various comics and sketches by American author and artist Paul Hornschemeier in which he examines the complexities of human nature.

The three paradoxes /
ISBN: 1560976535. OCLC Number:

Fantagraphics,. Seattle, WA :. 2007.

In this autobiographical story within a story, the creator of a comic strip tale abandons his work temporarily to follow his father on a walk through the small town, recording the places--and events--that had a profound influence on his life as a child.

Omega :
ISBN: 0785119434. OCLC Number:

Marvel Publishing,. New York, N.Y. :. 2008.

Presents the first ten volumes of the "Omega: The Unknown" comic, which features the adventures of an alien superhero and an orphaned teenage boy who shares his destiny.

Stand on a mountain, look back /
ISBN: 0971359717. OCLC Number:

I Don't Get It Graphics,. Columbus, OH :. 2001.


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