- Posted by Johanna on January 28, 2012 at 8:31 am
- Category: Graphic Novel News
Two Columbus, Ohio, art institutions — Thurber House, a literary center and museum located in the former home of James Thurber, and the Columbus Museum of Art — have teamed up to offer a Graphic Novelist Residency. The first recipient is Paul Hornschemeier (Life With Mr. Dangerous, Mother, Come Home). From the press release:
The three-week residency, supported by a grant from the Greater Columbus Arts Council, is designed to provide a graphic artist/writer with an opportunity to develop a work-in-progress. The recipient will receive a stipend and housing in the two-bedroom apartment located in the boyhood home of author and New Yorker cartoonist, James Thurber. … In addition to researching and producing new work, he will take part in public events during his stay in Columbus.
It’s neat to see a writer’s organization partner with an art museum to cover both aspects of graphic novel creation. Programs will include an Adult Writing Workshop on the Graphic Novel on March 26 (Thurber House); a Young Writers’ Studio on March 28 (Thurber House); a Big Picture Lecture on March 31 (CMA) in which “Otterbein Professor of Philosophy Andrew Mills will speak about Hornschemeier’s work in a philosophical context. Hornschemeier majored in philosophy at The Ohio State University and often addresses philosophical issues in his books, most notably in his 2007 work The Three Paradoxes.” Also at CMA on April 5 is an Artist’s Talk and Interview conducted by Jared Gardner, a professor of English and Film Studies at OSU.
The image shows Paul Hornschemeier teaching a graphic novel course at the University of Chicago.