IL – Life with Mr. Dangerous Release Party
Paul Hornschemeier signs on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 6 pm.
Join us for a book signing to celebrate the release of local cartoonist and illustrator Paul Hornschemeier’s Life with Mr. Dangerous (Villard).
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. Plus her often painfully passive-aggressive mother bought her a horribly age-inappropriate gift for her 27th birthday; a pink unicorn sweatshirt! Gliding through the daydreams and realities of a young woman searching for definition, Life with Mr. Dangerous showcases acclaimed cartoonist Paul Hornschemeier’s gift for deadpan humor and dead-on insight with a droll aftertaste—an unlikely but welcome marriage of the bleak and the hopeful.
About the author:
Born in 1977, Ohio native Paul Hornschemeier is also the author of the series Forlorn Funnies, and the graphic novels Mother, Come Home, and The Three Paradoxes, as well as the short story collections Let Us Be Perfectly Clear and All and Sundry. His prose and comics—translated into multiple languages and garnering international acclaim and awards—have appeared in Life Magazine and The Best American NonRequired Reading series and he has illustrated for clients ranging from Intel to the Wall Street Journal to This American Life. His work was recently featured in the MCA exhibition, New Chicago Comics. He lives and works in Evanston, Illinois.
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