Join us this Thursday April 5, 2012 for an interview with Paul Hornschemeier, Ohio State University alumnus and author of graphic novels including Mother, Come Home and the New York Times bestselling Life With Mr. Dangerous. Hornschemeier is the first recipient of a new Graphic Novelist Residency, a collaboration between Columbus Museum of Art and Thurber House. The three-week residency, supported by a grant from the Greater Columbus Arts Council, is designed to provide a graphic artist/writer with an opportunity to develop a work-in-progress.
Find out more about Hornschemeier’s creative process during the talk and interview led by comics writer, and blogger Jared Gardner, a professor of English and Film Studies at Ohio State University.
For the past few weeks Hornschemeier has been living in the two-bedroom apartment located in the boyhood home of author and New Yorker cartoonist, James Thurber. He’s given two graphic novel workshops (one for kids and one for adults), as well as continuing to research and produce new work, including some Ohio and Columbus themed drawings.
“We are incredibly excited to be part of this new residency,” said Nannette V. Maciejunes, executive director of the Columbus Museum of Art. “It gives us the opportunity to continue the conversation about the place comic art holds in the art world as we deepen our relationship with Thurber House.”
“CMA and Thurber House share a strong commitment to outreach and education within the Columbus community,” said Susanne Jaffe, executive director of Thurber House. “Connecting the visual and written arts through this residency has been a natural partnership.”
In conjunction with his talk, we’ll be displaying a selection of Hornschemeier’s scripts, storyboards, and sketches highlighting his creative process. The 7 pm talk is free with museum admission.