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Interview with Paul Hornschemeier: Cartoonist on the Rise

After I read an interview with comic-book creator Paul Hornschemeier in the Chicago Tribune, and discovered that he, as a young child, said to his mother, “I don't care if I'm eating Cheez Whiz on the streets of San Francisco living in a gutter, I am going to draw comics,” I decided he had to be on ArtStyle. Hornschemeier (pronounced Hornsch-my-er) grew up in Ohio, thrived on comics (both reading and drawing), studied philosophy at Ohio State University (where he started cartooning at the school paper), and then ventured into self publishing his own comic books, which eventually led to a career as a comic-book creator and illustrator. His just-released hardcover, The Three Paradoxes, published by Fantagraphics Books, is now available in book stores. (The images in this blog are from The Three Paradoxes and provided by Paul Hornschemeier.)

Insomnia

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Interview with Audrey Niffenegger: Book Maker, Printmaker, Novelist, Painter

Self Portrait as Medusa
Self Portrait as Medusa. Courtesy of the artist.

Audrey Niffenegger, author of several published books, including The Time Traveler's Wife, is a multi-faceted artist. In her essay What Does It Mean to Make a Book? in The Book as Art by Krystyna Wasserman, Niffenegger answers: to make a book is to gain power over objects; to create physical form for ideas; to contend with beauty; and to time travel, to magically acquire the ability to be in many places at once. Niffenegger, one of the founders of the Center for Book and Paper Arts at Columbia College Chicago, is a book maker, printmaker, novelist, painter, and teacher.
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