WBEZ | graphic novel http://www.wbez.org/tags/graphic-novel Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Cartoonist Paul Hornschemeier navigates early adulthood with 'Mr. Dangerous' http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-05-25/cartoonist-paul-hornschemeier-navigates-early-adulthood-mr-dangerous-870 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-May/2011-05-25/P1000578.JPG" alt="" /><p><p>In <a href="http://blog.forlornfunnies.com/2011/01/life-with-mr-dangerous-limited-editions.html" target="_blank"><em>Life with Mr. Dangerous</em></a> cartoonist <a href="http://www.margomitchell.com/aboutmm.htm" target="_blank">Paul Hornschemeier</a> 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.</p><p>Amy’s escape from the mundane? The absurdist cartoon "Mr. Dangerous", which gave her tale its title.&nbsp;</p><p><em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> recently spoke to Hornschemeier about his new novel and his approach to writing.</p><p>On Wednesday, May 25, Hornschemeier will sign copies of his book at <a href="http://www.online-revolution.com/" target="_blank">Comix Revolution</a> in Evanston.</p></p> Wed, 25 May 2011 14:40:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-05-25/cartoonist-paul-hornschemeier-navigates-early-adulthood-mr-dangerous-870 Bullying gets graphic in new novel http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/bullying-gets-graphic-new-novel <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/heart transplant resize.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>According to social worker Zak Mucha, it isn&rsquo;t enough to tell bullies to stop or victims that it will get better.<br /><br />Mucha works on Chicago&rsquo;s North Side where he&rsquo;s spent a lot of time working with people who have been bullied. Now, he&rsquo;s co-authored a graphic novel on the subject called &quot;<a target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/Heart-Transplant-Andrew-Vachss/dp/1595825754">Heart Transplant</a>.&quot; Eight Forty-Eight spoke to Mucha about the new novel and the recent chatter surrounding bullying.</p><p>For more on the book and bullying, you can catch Zak in-person Wednesday evening at <a target="_blank" href="http://www.bookcellarinc.com/">The Book Cellar</a> in Chicago&rsquo;s Lincoln Square neighborhood.</p><p><em>Music Button: Eliot Lipp, &quot;The People&quot;, from the CD Tacoma Mockingbird, (Hefty)</em></p></p> Wed, 10 Nov 2010 15:32:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/bullying-gets-graphic-new-novel