Life with Mr. Dangerous by Paul Hornschemeier

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Somewhere in the Midwest, Amy Breis is going nowhere. Amy has a job she hates, a creep boyfriend she's just dumped, and a best friend she can't reach on the phone. But at least her (often painfully passive-aggressive) mother bought her a pink unicorn sweatshirt for her birthday. Pink. Unicorn. For her twenty-seventh birthday. Gliding through the daydreams and realities of a young woman searching for definition, Life with Mr. Dangerous showcases acclaimed cartoonist Paul Hornschemeier's gift for deadpan humor and dead-on insight with a droll aftertaste-an unlikely but welcome marriage of the bleak and the hopeful.

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Author ResidenceChicago, IL.

Author HometownGeorgetown, OHPAUL HORNSCHEMEIER was born in 1977 and reared in rural Georgetown, Ohio. He graduated from Ohio State University in 1999 with honors in philosophy. After graduation Paul moved to Chicago, where he began working on his comics. He has been nominated for multiple Eisner, Ignatz, and Harvey awards, and his work has been translated into several languages. He spends his time working on his art, various music projects, and doing illustration work for clients ranging from American Life to CNN to Life magazine.
Published April 17, 2013 by Villard. 160 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Romance. Fiction

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Though a variety of men plainly find her attractive, her major companions are the cat she confides in, her mother who worries about her (yet whose own dead-end job provides little inspiration for her daughter) and her television tuned to an animated series featuring Mr. Dangerous, mostly reruns b...

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Though at first it’s like just another story of a lovelorn 20-something frozen in depressive, media-saturated ennui, Hornschemeier’s simple, sad but gorgeous novel about a girl, Amy, whose life is spiraling down into morose singledom, gets right what so many tales of this kind never do.

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The Paris Review

The author of the graphic novels Mother, Come Home (2003) and The Three Paradoxes (2007) and two collections of shorter work, Hornschemeier recently published Life with Mr. Dangerous , a graphic novel he began serializing in Fantagraphics’s comics anthology, Mome, in 2005.

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