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Now in stock: Mother, Come Home (New Hardcover Edition) by Paul Hornschemeier
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Paul Hornschemeiernew releases 16 Mar 2009 7:40 AM

Mother, Come Home by Paul Hornschemeier

Mother, Come Home (New Hardcover Edition)
By Paul Hornschemeier

Mother, Come Home is Paul Hornschemeier’s piercing graphic-novel debut, long out of print and now available for the first time in hardcover. It secured the cartoonist’s place as one of his generation’s most skillful and ambitious practitioners, and proved a harbinger of the subject matter that the artist would go on to explore most consistently in later work: the nuclear family.

Mother, Come Home quietly studies the inner lives of recently widowed David and his 7-year-old son, Thomas; both are unable to deal with their grief directly. Thomas, protected by a lion’s mask that his mother gave him, constructs an identity for himself as “the groundskeeper”: ritual and routine, already important to children that age, become paramount to him. He struggles desperately to keep up appearances while his father, a professor of symbolic logic, becomes lost in abstractions. Father and son begin to retreat into their fantasies, but only one emerges.

Mother, Come Home is masterfully drawn: Eisner-, Harvey-, and Ignatz-Award-nominated Hornschemeier’s controlled brushwork is clean, and his nine-panel page layouts pace David’s inexorable descent into utter despair. Hornschemeier is equally precise when it comes to Mother, Come Home’s color palette: subdued but warm, which suits the story’s melancholy and contemplative mode. Mother, Come Home is a powerful work with universal themes of anguish and loss.

128-page full-color 7” x 9.5” hardcover • $22.99
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Paul Hornschemeier: Cloistered in Crowds
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Paul Hornschemeierart shows 11 Mar 2009 3:37 PM

Print by Paul Hornschemeier

Above: the limited edition print that will be sold in conjunction with Paul Hornschemeier's show "Cloistered in Crowds," opening April 2 at Charles A. Hartman Fine Art in Portland. Some familiar faces in there. More details and process art at Paul's blog.

First look: All and Sundry
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under previewsPaul Hornschemeier 6 Mar 2009 1:39 PM

All and Sundry by Paul Hornschemeier

Well, second look if you follow Paul Hornschemeier's blog. I'll just steal Paul's text outright:

"Arriving in stores in the fall of this year, All and Sundry is a collection of various illustrations, posters, comics, and drawings that have been scattered in publications and galleries all over the world, but never collected in a single volume. This will include the strip currently running in the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, as well as the sixteen page comic recently drawn for the album Yonlu. The book will be rounded out by over one hundred scans from sketchbooks, documenting weirdness that has never seen the light of day, and projects still in a primitive state."

Daily links: 2/13/09
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Tim HensleyRobert CrumbPaul HornschemeierMichael KuppermanJim FloraJaime HernandezDash ShawCharles BurnsBob FingermanAline Kominsky-Crumb 13 Feb 2009 1:49 PM

• Things to see: Happy Friday the 13th from the Jim Flora Blog

• Review: Comics Waiting Room has the first word on Connective Tissue by Bob Fingerman (coming later this Spring), calling it "perversely hysterical"

• Review: PLAYBACK:stl says Tales Designed to Thrizzle #4 by Michael Kupperman "brings more of the crazy"

• Interview: du9 talks Bottomless Belly Button and Bodyworld with Dash Shaw; Belgian site XeroXed reprints the interview (in French) with some additional information

• List: In the holiday spirit, the UCD Advocate's rundown of "Cartoon Sex" names Charles Burns's Black Hole "Creepiest," Robert & Aline Crumb's Self Loathing Comics "Kinkiest," and The Girl from HOPPERS by Jaime Hernandez "Most Realistic"

• Things to see: Two things from Tim Hensley

• Social networking: If you're on the Twitter, you can follow cartoonists Paul Hornschemeier and Mack White; meanwhile, we just got our 1,000th Twitter follower, who appears to be a fictional albatross named Fredrik Lotsie (and you could be our 1,014th)

Mother, Come Home by Paul Hornschemeier: Previews, Pre-Order, Plus
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under wallpapersvideopreviewsPaul Hornschemeiernew releases 10 Feb 2009 3:51 PM

Now available for preview and pre-order: the new, first-ever hardcover edition of Paul Hornschemeier's acclaimed graphic novel debut Mother, Come Home. Praised by everyone from Will Eisner to Entertainment Weekly when it was first released, this book has been out of print for quite some time. Mother, Come Home is scheduled to be in stock in late February and in stores approximately 4 weeks later.

View a photo and video slideshow preview above (click here if it is not visible, and/or to view it larger in a new window), and visit the product details page for a downloadable 14-page PDF excerpt and bonus desktop wallpaper downloads!

Mother, Come Home by Paul Hornschemeier - desktop wallpaper thumbnail

Hornschemeier's Inauguration Diary
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Paul Hornschemeier 28 Jan 2009 7:46 AM
Paul Hornschemeier attended the Obama inauguration and wrote a very touching blog post about the experience that I very much enjoyed. Now, if I can just get Gary Groth to write something about his inauguration experience in DC last week...
Paul Hornschemeier, book designer
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Paul Hornschemeier 14 Jan 2009 2:49 PM
Paul Hornschemeier announcement: Paul will be designing and illustrating every release from Paper Egg Books, a new subscription-only book series from featherproof Books. No images yet, but the books are sure to be as "hotly handsome" as the Paper Egg site says Paul is. More info in the official announcement.
Things to see (2 of 5): Paul Hornschemeier
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Paul Hornschemeier 8 Jan 2009 8:02 PM

Huge Suit by Paul Hornschemeier

Paul Hornschemeier states: 

Starting [January 5], and for the next seventeen weeks, I'll be contributing a weekly strip in the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung.The strip is in their "Tragic Strip" slot of their political section, and has been previously occupied by a slew of artists, including one of my major idols and influences, Heinz Edelmann. My contribution will feature Huge Suit (who made an appearance in Fantagraphics' 2006 Free Comic Book Day issue and is inarguably one of my more Heinz Edelmann-influenced characters). The strips aren't apparently going to be available online, but a clip is above.

More details on Paul's blog.

Daily links: 12/22/08
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Steve DitkoreviewsPopeyePeanutsPaul HornschemeierLove and RocketsLos Bros HernandezJohn PhamJoe ColemanJack ColeFletcher HanksDash ShawBlake BellBeasts 22 Dec 2008 3:22 PM

Parka Blogs talks about the Beasts! Print Show

Iconoctlán reviews Sublife Vol. 1 by John Pham (Google translation)

MEGATONik looks at Popeye Vol. 2: "Well Blow Me Down!" by E.C. Segar

Comics & Graphic Novels features The Complete Peanuts 1963-1966 Box Set

Sean T. Collins examines The Mystery of Woolverine Woo-Bait by Joe Coleman

Newsarama noted Jack Cole's birthday last week by recommending some books of his work, including ours

Newsarama also previews You Shall Die by Your Own Evil Creation!, our next collection of the comics of Fletcher Hanks (coming next year)

Les Lectures de Raymond examines the French edition of Paul Hornschemeier's The Three Paradoxes (Google translation)

• Look for mentions of Bottomless Belly Button by Dash Shaw, Love and Rockets: New Stories #1 by the Hernandez Brothers, Strange and Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko by Blake Bell, and a couple more of our books in The Comics Reporter's "Five for Friday: Remembering 2008" reader-response post

• Similarly, there's a lot of our titles (too many to list here) on The Daily Cross Hatch's "The Best Damned Comics of 2008 Chosen By The Artists"

Chicago 2008 via Hornschemeier and Nilsen
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Paul HornschemeierAnders Nilsen 22 Dec 2008 2:33 PM

In Time Out Chicagothis illustrated story from Paul Hornschemeier (with some explication by Paul)...

Bearsly Windinski by Paul Hornschemeier

...and this sillier-than-usual illustration from Anders Nilsen (detail below):

Anders Nilsen illustration