Cartoonist Paul Hornschemeier navigates early adulthood with 'Mr. Dangerous'

May 25, 2011

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Paul Hornschemeier's latest graphic novel 'Life With Mr. Dangerous' focuses on a listless 20-something named Amy Breis.

In Life with Mr. Dangerous cartoonist Paul Hornschemeier explores what can be a tough terrain: early adulthood. The graphic novel focuses on a listless 20-something, Amy Breis. The reader follows her through a series of unsatisfying events: bad relationships, a dead-end job in retail and the ups and downs of long-distance love.

Amy’s escape from the mundane? The absurdist cartoon "Mr. Dangerous", which gave her tale its title. 

Eight Forty-Eight recently spoke to Hornschemeier about his new novel and his approach to writing.

On Wednesday, May 25, Hornschemeier will sign copies of his book at Comix Revolution in Evanston.