Meet a Visiting Cartoonist: A Chat With Paul Hornschemeier
Washington City Paper: How do you do it? Traditional pen and ink, computer or a combination?
Paul Hornschemeier: I make the artwork for my books using traditional pencil, brush, and ink. I color the artwork on a computer.
WCP: Can you tell us a little about your new book that you'll be in town signing?
PH: The book revolves around Amy Breis, a woman in her mid-20s stuck in a dead-end retail job, attempting to have a relationship with her mother while not becoming her mother. Through all this she searches for meaning in her obsession, an animated show titled "Mr. Dangerous."
WCP: Who are your influences?
WCP: What work are you best-known for?
WCP: What work are you most proud of?
WCP: What would you like to do or work on in the future?
PH: I'll be continuing to write and draw my graphic novels and am now working on some projects that I am writing and other people are drawing. I'm also working on various screenwriting projects.
WCP: What do you do when you're in a rut or have writer's block?
PH: I haven't had that problem, if anything I have more ideas than I have time to produce, and that causes problems with figuring out how to complete as many as I can.
WCP: What's your favorite thing about D.C.?
WCP: Least favorite?
PH: There was some milky white liquid on the floor of the bathroom at the Washington Monument in the later '90s. Hopefully someone cleaned that up.
WCP: Do you have a website or blog?