July 30th, 2014

From the flat files: title page for “Return of the Elephant” (AdHouse Books/Fantagraphics Books)

July 17th, 2014

From the flat files: the Korean edition of Mother, Come Home (with and without paper band).

July 8th, 2014


I’m honored that my little existential robot story, “We Were Not Made for This World” (first published in Project Telstar by AdHouse, later collected in Let Us Be Perfectly Clear by Fantagraphics) is being made into a film. All the shots that director Colin West McDonald has sent me so far have me itching to see the final footage…

Read more about the project on The Robot Scriptures’ site.

July 7th, 2014

From the flat files: thinking (and sneaking) fellows. (from All and Sundry, Fantagraphics Books)

May 28th, 2014

From the flat files: “Wanted” (published in Let Us Be Perfectly Clear, Fantagraphics Books)

May 11th, 2014

Happy Mother’s Day to my mom, my son’s mom, my mother in-law, my sisters, and all the mothers out there. Thanks for making this life possible.

(above: a panel with my mom from The Three Paradoxes)

February 28th, 2014

From the flat files: penciled art for the endpapers from “Let Us Be Perfectly Clear”

February 26th, 2014

Seattle! Tonight! I did some little drawings on little papers. Visit them. Then hang out with Pearl Jam.*

*Pearl Jam not included.

February 25th, 2014

The gallery that represents me, Charles A Hartman Fine Art, just relaunched their web site and it looks great. Cruise it, inquire, knock yourself out.

February 23rd, 2014

You can’t call shields. (Detail of original art from The Three Paradoxes)

February 21st, 2014

Benny Schellfisch on a Post-it note. Drawn for the Foxing & Friends benefit show this coming Wednesday, February 26th.

February 5th, 2014
New Yorkers! See you at Strand tomorrow, 7pm! We’ll have a chit chat, then I’ll draw your face.

New Yorkers! See you at Strand tomorrow, 7pm! We’ll have a chit chat, then I’ll draw your face.

November 11th, 2013


"[Hornschemeier’s] art encompass[es] many different styles, from richly layered classical surrealism to densely structured and primary color-heavy McSweeney’s-style illustrations. But taken together, the work exhibits an instantly recognizable and distinctive panache." – Publishers Weekly

"Hornschemeier’s style is every style. …a formidable creative." – Byron Kerman, PLAYBACK:stl

"Paul avoids the hammering sentimentality and labored connect-all-the-dots obviousness of too much contemporary work, in any media." – Jonathan Lethem

Artists Authors Thinkers Directors
by Paul Hornschemeier

112-page full-color 6” x 6.5” hardcover • $19.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-698-0

Due to arrive in about 2-4 weeks. Click the thumbnails for larger versions; get more info, see more previews and pre-order your copy here:


October 8th, 2013

Check out a sneak peek of the upcoming ArtistsAuthorsThinkersDirectors. If you want to use the above (modification of the endpapers from the book) as wallpaper, have at it. Or download the pattern and make your own tiling.

Daily drawings by Paul Hornschemeier