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Exclusive Comics Excerpt: ‘The Three Paradoxes’

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A comics artist named Paul returns to his small Ohio town to visit his parents. On a long walk with his father, echoes of the past and future return to Paul in the medium he understands best: the comics.

All week on the Comics Page, we’re excerpting Paul Hornschemeier’s The Three Paradoxes, an imaginative, elegant graphic memoir that explores the friction between life and art by alternating realism and flights of comic-book fancy, coming out this week from Fantagraphics Press.

The Three Paradoxes, by Paul Hornschemeier

Part One | Part Two | Part Three | Part Four | Part Five

Tomorrow: Back to reality.

Exclusive Comics Excerpt: ‘The Three Paradoxes’