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I’ll spare you the sound effects, but that oft-repeated headline is true: comics aren’t for kids anymore. Last year we saw James Kolchalka inducted as Vermont’s Cartoonist Laureate and now we have another interesting appointment of a cartoonist. Cartoonist Paul Hornschemeier will be spending three weeks as the inaugural Graphic Novelist-In-Residence for Ohio’s Columbus Museum of Art and the Thurber House. Scheduled to last from March 19 to April 6, Hornschmeier will be living in the Thurber House — the boyhood home of early 1900s New Yorker cartoonist James Thurber.
“[I’ll be] working on new projects, as well as doing a variety of events around town,” Hornschmeier says on his blog. “Having been an admirer of Thurber’s work since my own childhood, and having started my comics career in earnest in Columbus, deciding to answer the residency’s invitation in the affirmative took little debate.”
Hornschmeier will lead and take part in a series of events related to the residency, including graphic novel writing workshops for kids and adults, an on-stage interview, and a lecture about the philosophical nature of his work by Otterbein professor of philosophy Andrew Mills.