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Category >> Paul Hornschemeier

Daily OCD: 1/4/10
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Tony MillionaireTim LaneSupermenRory HayesreviewsPaul HornschemeierMoto HagioMegan KelsomangaLove and RocketsLos Bros HernandezLinda MedleyJim WoodringJaime HernandezGilbert HernandezDisneyDaniel ClowesDaily OCDCarl BarksBest of 2010 4 Jan 2011 6:10 PM

Today's Online Commentary & Diversions from Publishers Weekly, John Porcellino and other sources:

List: Publishers Weekly Comics Week posts the results of their Fifth Annual Critics Poll, with 5 of our titles placing with 2 votes each (and a bunch of honorable mentions):

Castle Waiting Vol. 2

"Castle Waiting Volume 2 by Linda Medley... The simplest actions — moving into another room, raising a child — are enlivened by being placed in an exceptionally illustrated fantasy environment, full of unusual outcasts who've formed a family. The cast is immensely appealing, both visually and through well-written dialogue. [...] Always a pleasurable read underlined by a genius level of artistic skill." – Johanna Draper Carlson

A Drunken  Dream and Other Stories [Pre-Order]

"A Drunken Dream, Moto Hagio [...] Beautiful, gripping and delightfully weird, reading this book you can see her fingerprints all over shojo manga as we know it. At the same time it works as a solid refutation of the old canard that shojo is nothing but sparkly 14 year-olds with love-angst and magical powers." – Kate Fitzsimons

Love and Rockets Book 25: High Soft Lisp [with FREE Signed Bookplate]

"High Soft Lisp, Gilbert Hernandez... Rosalba 'Fritz' Martinez is one of the loopier characters from Hernandez's expansive Love and Rockets universe, but her ditzy, oversexed antics are peppered with poignant moments of loneliness and longing. As always, Hernandez sticks a beating heart at the center of his raunchy pulp adventures." – Jason Persse

Love and Rockets: New Stories #3 [with FREE Signed Bookplate]

"Love and Rockets: New Stories #3, The Hernandez Brothers... Los Bros. Hernandez show they are still at the peak of their cartooning form. In 'Browntown' Jaime mines family history, cruelty and the hinted-at pasts of his well known cast for an unforgettable story of innocence lost." – Heidi MacDonald

Weathercraft

"Weathercraft, Jim Woodring... Jim Woodring first hit his bullseye so long ago, and has been splitting his own arrow right down the middle so many times, that he's easy to take for granted. Don't. Weathercraft is a magnificent and slightly wicked little book: a whimsical farce about some of the nastiest, darkest metaphysical stuff there is, a banquet for the eyes that starts growing tendrils once it's inside you." – Douglas Wolk

A Drunken  Dream and Other Stories [Pre-Order]

List: Also at Publishers Weekly, Moto Hagio's A Drunken Dream and Other Stories is selected by Kai-Ming Cha for Critic's Picks: Manga in 2010: "Most of shojo manga today are derivative of Hagio and her contemporaries — and pale in comparison. This collection of stories takes from the oeuvre of Hagio, one of the first in a pioneering generation of manga to be created by women."

Weathercraft

List: Ryan Sands of Electric Ant Zine names Weathercraft by Jim Woodring one of his Favorite Comic Reads of 2010 (via Sean T. Collins)

List: John Porcellino's Favorite Comics of 2010 include some of our older books:

Supermen! The First Wave of Comic Book Heroes 1936-1941

"Supermen!: The First Wave of Comic Book Heroes 1939-41 ... What happens when you throw a bunch of sometimes-talented, always-desperate cartoonists in a room and force them to churn out page after page after page of comics at a deviously inhuman rate? [...] Oh my Lord.  This sooper-fun and enjoyably bizarre collection of early 'Pre-Code' superhero comics features work by Jack Kirby, Basil Wolverton, Will Eisner, Fletcher Hanks, and Jack Cole, among many more lesser-known artists..."

Abandoned Cars [Hardcover Ed.]

"Abandoned Cars by Tim Lane... [Lane's] excellent, down and out, Beat-inspired tales of post-war/modern day America are unique to the form, and his grappling with what he calls the 'Great American Mythological Drama' yields some of the most literate, stark, and surreal comics I've ever read. [...] Great book."

Where Demented Wented: The Art and Comics of Rory Hayes

"Where Demented Wented: the Art and Comics of Rory Hayes... The comics themselves, though undeniably crude in the early years, have a rock solid EC-inspired prose style, which when combined with the brutal/cute drawings makes for some compelling reading. As time goes on, Hayes' imagery becomes more and more refined, and there are pages in here that are just simply beautiful. A real surprise, and a book that kept me thinking for days afterward."

Caricature (softcover)

"Caricature by Dan Clowes... Reading [these stories], I was immediately taken back to the good old glory days of Alternative American Comics. I remember reading stories like 'Immortal, Invisible' and 'Blue Italian Shit' with my jaw hanging open...  you could feel the boundaries of comics expanding with each panel. These particular comics remain some of my favorites of all time."

Billy Hazelnuts and the Crazy Bird

Review: "The story itself is absolutely insane. [...] There's no real rhyme or reason to the proceedings, and that's a big part of the fun. You don't know what outrageous scenario will greet you at the end of the next page. [...] Millionaire keeps his foot on the gas and writes with the spirit of Chuck Jones and the rest of Termite Terrace lurking in his pen. [...] If you're looking for madcap action, Billy Hazelnuts and the Crazy Bird should be right up your alley. It certainly was for me." – Rob McMonigal, Panel Patter

Love and Rockets Library (Locas Book 1): Maggie the Mechanic

Plug: Illustrator Eric Orchard shares his love for the work of Jaime Hernandez: "There's an unbelievable charm to his characters and an intoxicating rhythm to his panels. They are some of the best, most enjoyable comics to come out in the last thirty years."

Paul Hornschemeier

Anecdote: At Gapers Block, Ruthie Kott presents a funny story told to her by Paul Hornschemeier: "On two separate occasions I've had people argue with me that I am not me. There is apparently some existential comedian writing the script of my life for moments like these..." (Via Robot 6)

Megan Kelso

Survey: The Beat's year-end/looking-forward survey of comics pros (part two) includes input from Megan Kelso and Shaenon Garrity calling our publication of Moto Hagio "the biggest story in comics in 2010"

Carl Barks

Coming Attractions: More reporting & commentary on our Carl Barks news from ICv2, Augie De Blieck Jr. at Comic Book Resources, and Graeme McMillan at Robot 6

Nibbus Maximus

Events: Boing Boing, USA TODAY Pop Candy and Comics Alliance all get in on the excitement for the debut of Jim Woodring's Nibbus Maximus

New Chicago Comics exhibit preview
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Paul HornschemeierLilli Carréjeffrey browneventsart showsAnders Nilsen 21 Dec 2010 9:26 PM

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Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago's New Chicago Comics exhibit (mentioned previously), which features  Jeffrey Brown, Lilli Carré, Paul Hornschemeier, and Anders Nilsen, opens to the public on January 8 with a special fancy-pants preview on Friday January 7, 6-10 PM. Advance tickets to the preview event are available here. See what Paul has to say about it here.

Things to See: 12/20/10 Roundup
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Things to seeSteven WeissmanSteve BrodnerStephen DeStefanoSergio PonchioneRichard SalaRenee FrenchPaul HornschemeierMark KalesnikoMarco CoronaLilli CarréLaura ParkKevin HuizengaJohnny RyanJohn HankiewiczJasonFrank SantoroDebbie DrechslerDash ShawBen CatmullAndrice Arp 20 Dec 2010 8:51 PM

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• A little holiday treat for Venture Bros. fans from Stephen DeStefano

Ruins - Ben Catmull

• Here's just one piece of artwork that Ben Catmull has for sale — see his blog for more, plus details

Fight or Run? - Kevin Huizenga

Page 1 of Kevin Huizenga's Fight or Run? #1 looks even better in mauve duotone

Great Expectations - Richard Sala

Richard Sala has some nice photos of the Penguin Classics edition of Dickens's Great Expectations with his cover illustrations, plus an old Blab cover illo

Lilli Carré

Lilli Carré presents the masthead illustrations she's done for The Believer's comics section, plus another illustration at her Kettle of Fish blog

Laura Park

A Christmas comic and downloadable print-your-own gift tags from Laura Park

My first yard from Spoonflower

Andrice Arp fabric pattern

And more Things to See from the past week:

• Early strips, illustrations, outtakes and film reviews by Jason at his Cats Without Dogs blog

Steven Weissman's latest "I, Anonymous" spot on his Chewing Gum in Church blog

• A new print at John Hankiewicz's Clip Joint blog

• Sketches by Frank Santoro at the Cold Heat Comics blog

• Illustrations by Marco Corona at his Il Canguro Pugilatore blog

• Nature sketches with running commentary by Debbie Drechsler at her Just Around the Corner blog

• More sketches for Mark Kalesniko's forthcoming graphic novel Freeway (now up for pre-order!) at his blog

Paul Hornschemeier's latest t-shirt design available in the Forlorn Funnies Shirt Shop on his News and/or Head Lice blog

• A series of illustrations at Splog!, the Sergio Ponchione Lost Objects Gallery blog

Drawings, sketches, photos from Renee French

• Daily drawings and animation production artwork from Dash Shaw at The Ruined Cast blog

Sketches, portraits, caricatures & commentary by Steve Brodner

An eyepopping 2006 portrait commission by Johnny Ryan (I'm underselling it)

Things to See: Paul Hornschemeier's Newcity cover illo and other updates
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Things to seePaul Hornschemeiermerchevents 10 Dec 2010 11:08 AM

New City cover illo - Paul Hornschemeier

Several new updates from Paul Hornschemeier at his News and/or Head Lice blog: his cover illustration for Newcity's "Best of Chicago" issue, which features more of his spot illos inside...

The Late Live Show

...an announcement: "Tomorrow night, I'll be at Second City's de Maat Theater for a special, farewell incarnation of The Late Live Show with hosts Joe Kwaczala and C.J. Toledano. [...] I'll be reading a piece thus far entitled 'Advice Column Responses to My Inner Monologues at Various Ages.' I can only guarantee that this will include footy pajamas, urine, fake urine, lion tamers, ironic t-shirts, horrible first dates, attempted thievery, and batman coloring books. I can promise nothing more"...

Cubist fit - Paul Hornschemeier

...and his weekly new t-shirt design for his Forlorn Funnies Shirt Shop.

Hit all those links for more information, embiggenable images, and Paul's always-witty commentary.

Things to See: 12/8/10 Roundup
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Tim LaneThings to seeSteve BrodnerSergio PonchioneRichard SalaPaul HornschemeierNoah Van SciverMark KalesnikoMarco CoronaLilli CarréLaura ParkJosh SimmonsJasonHans RickheitEleanor DavisDebbie DrechslerDash ShawDame DarcyCarol TylerAndrice Arp 8 Dec 2010 9:50 PM

It's overdue!

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• Another glimpse of Tim Lane's book-in-progress Folktales at his Jackie No-Name blog

Dead Mickey - Jason

• Among the early strips, illustrations, outtakes and film reviews by Jason at his Cats Without Dogs blog: "Dead Mickey"

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• From Steven Weissman, a Repaneled panel and a new Yikes! animation (I dare you not to get the end credits song stuck in your head), plus his latest "I, Anonymous" spots and other things on his Chewing Gum in Church blog

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• Lots of new artwork, merch, handicrafts and current events in the latest blog updates from Dame Darcy

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Richard Sala's... Hallmark card?? Believe it!

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Noah Van Sciver's cartoon interview with Geoff Johns done for The Comics Journal but never used

And more Things to See from the past week:

• Sketches by Frank Santoro at the Cold Heat Comics blog

• Illustrations by Marco Corona at his Il Canguro Pugilatore blog

Lilli Carré sketches on her Kettle of Fish blog

• Nature sketches with running commentary by Debbie Drechsler at her Just Around the Corner blog

• More sketches for Mark Kalesniko's forthcoming graphic novel Freeway (now up for pre-order!) and paintings of stylish girls at his blog

Paul Hornschemeier's latest t-shirt design available in the Forlorn Funnies Shirt Shop on his News and/or Head Lice blog

• Sketches and illustrations by Laura Park at her Flickr page

• Illustrations at Splog!, the Sergio Ponchione Lost Objects Gallery blog

Drawings, sketches, photos (Wookiee chastity belt?) from Renee French

Carol Tyler writes about Ron Santo and John Lennon at her Screened-in Porch blog

• Daily drawings and animation production artwork from Dash Shaw at The Ruined Cast blog

Caricatures & commentary by Steve Brodner

• Something horrible from Josh Simmons at his The Furry Trap blog

• Illustrations by Hans Rickheit at his The Squirrel Machine blog

• Illustrations by Derek Van Gieson at his These Days I Remain blog

• Last year's Post-its from Andrice Arp on her Flickr page

• New sketches by Eleanor Davis at her We Be Ouija blog

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago presents New Chicago Comics exhibit
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Paul HornschemeierLilli Carréjeffrey browneventsart showsAnders Nilsen 8 Dec 2010 8:03 AM

Lilli Carré

Chicago is a city with a rich comics tradition and next month the city's Museum of Contemporary Art celebrates four current innovators in the medium with a can't-miss gallery exhibit titled New Chicago Comics:

"For the month of January, the MCA presents an exhibition of the work of four young, Chicago-based cartoonists and animators: Jeffrey Brown, Lilli Carré, Paul Hornschemeier, and Anders Nilsen. In their own unique styles each of these artists expands and challenges the conventions of a visual art form for which Chicago continues to be renowned: the comic book."

The exhibit runs January 8-30, 2011. See more information at the MCA website.

Things to see: 11/29/10 roundup
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under videoThings to seeSteven WeissmanSteve BrodnerSergio PonchioneRenee FrenchRay FenwickPaul HornschemeierMatthias LehmannMarco CoronaLilli CarréLaura ParkJohn HankiewiczJim FloraJasonFrank SantoroEleanor DavisDerek Van GiesonDash Shaw 29 Nov 2010 10:43 PM

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• I'm going to go ahead and guess that the next panel says "NN" and going by the spot color that maybe this is a glimpse of the next issue of Ganges from Kevin Huizenga? Also new from Kevin: Fight or Run Post-its

Black Friday Originals Sale!

Ray Fenwick Mascots originals for sale (including the abandoned original cover)

A short looped animation from Lilli Carré (video embedded above)

And more Things to See from the past week:

• Illustrations and other artwork at Matthias Lehmann's Bloc-Notes blog

• Early strips, illustrations, outtakes and film reviews by Jason at his Cats Without Dogs blog

Steven Weissman's latest "I, Anonymous" spots and other things on his Chewing Gum in Church blog

• Harold Gray fan art at John Hankiewicz's Clip Joint blog

• Sketches by Frank Santoro at the Cold Heat Comics blog

• A portrait (?) of Marco Corona's upstairs neighbor at his Il Canguro Pugilatore blog

• Vintage Jim Flora illustrations & artwork at the Jim Flora blog

• Nature sketches with running commentary by Debbie Drechsler at her Just Around the Corner blog

• More sketches for Mark Kalesniko's forthcoming graphic novel Freeway (now up for pre-order!) at his blog

Paul Hornschemeier has two new t-shirt designs available in the Forlorn Funnies Shirt Shop since our last update from his News and/or Head Lice blog

Laura Park and some animal friends on her Flickr page

• Illustrations at Splog!, the Sergio Ponchione Lost Objects Gallery blog

Drawings, sketches, photos from Renee French

• Daily drawings from Dash Shaw at The Ruined Cast blog

A public transportation portrait by Steve Brodner

• Pages and panels by Derek Van Gieson at his These Days I Remain blog

• Some familiar creators post some new Trubble Club collaborative comics

• New sketches by Eleanor Davis at her We Be Ouija blog

Things to See: 11/15/10 roundup
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Things to seeSteven WeissmanStephen DeStefanoPaul HornschemeierNoah Van SciverMark KalesnikoMarco CoronaJohnny RyanJohn PhamJasonJaime HernandezGilbert HernandezFrank SantoroDerek Van GiesonDame DarcyCarol Tyler 15 Nov 2010 5:43 PM

Click for improved/additional viewing and possible artist commentary at the sources:

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• A John Pham sketchbook drawing posted by Jeaux Janovsky

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Johnny Ryan painted this Le Merde "Burgerbuns" figurine for an art show at Super7 — more info at Johnny's blog

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• At Repaneled, Derek Van Gieson does one from Gilbert Hernandez and one from Jaime Hernandez

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• Look closely and you'll see that Carol Tyler hatched in the shadow of her bouquet on her Artists Alley table at Comic-Con in San Diego, as posted on her Screened-in Porch blog

And more Things to See from the past week:

• Early strips, illustrations, outtakes and film reviews by Jason at his Cats Without Dogs blog

Steven Weissman's latest "I, Anonymous" spots and sketches on his Chewing Gum in Church blog

• Drawings, other artwork and maniacal laughter by Frank Santoro at the Cold Heat Comics blog

• Holiday merch and handicrafts and a Northwest travelogue in the latest blog update from Dame Darcy

• Illustrations & sketches at Marco Corona's Il Canguro Pugilatore blog

• More sketches for Mark Kalesniko's forthcoming graphic novel Freeway (now up for pre-order!) and drawings of women wearing things at his blog

Recent illustrations and/or comics from Sergio Ponchione at his Mondobliquo blog

Paul Hornschemeier has two new t-shirt designs available in the Forlorn Funnies Shirt Shop since our last update from his News and/or Head Lice blog

• Comics, sketches, photos, stories and news from Noah Van Sciver at his blog

Laura Park's sketches and comics from her visit to the hospital (feel better soon, Laura!) on her Flickr page

• The latest Josh Simmons cuteness (with Wendy Chin) at Quackers

Drawings, sketches, photos and a new toy from Renee French

• Daily drawings (and a few videos) from Dash Shaw at The Ruined Cast blog

Stephen DeStefano posts some examples of recent storyboard work at his blog 

Prints from The Exquisite Book now available
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Ray FenwickPaul HornschemeiermerchLilli CarréJordan CraneEsther Pearl WatsonAnders Nilsen 15 Nov 2010 4:47 PM

Esther Pearl Watson / Anders Nilsen

Pages from The Exquisite Book are now available as individual archival, bamboo-mounted prints: you got your Ray Fenwick, Lilli Carré, Esther Pearl Watson, Anders Nilsen, Jordan Crane, and Paul Hornschemeier, plus dozens more

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(Via Paul's blog.)

Paul Hornschemeier socks it to YouTube
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Paul Hornschemeierevents 11 Nov 2010 4:31 PM

YouTube Live poster

Paul writes:

This Saturday at Second City's de Maat theater, I'll join host C.J. Toledano and other comedians to sit in front of a giant screen and make up some live commentary for YouTube videos suggested by the audience. It'll be Mystery Science Theater meets every drunken house party in the last five years.

You can buy tickets in advance here. I apologize in advance if I make a dick joke about your cousin.