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30 Things
The highs, the lows, the lists
Features Story  December 10, 2010
"...This week, for instance, you might want to check out the most artful list yet, "30 Pages of Back Page Page Art" – really not a list at all, but a journey through the work of local artists that appeared at the top of our back page (above the ads) for many years. There's some great stuff from such mighty talents as Penny Van Horn, Michael Sieben, and Nathan Jensen, as well as contributions from our current art director and longtime local artist and designer Jason Stout and several other staff members past and present...."

30 Things
The highs, the lows, the lists
Features Story  December 3, 2010
"...This week, for instance, you might want to check out the most artful list yet, "30 Pages of Back Page Page Art" – really not a list at all, but a journey through the work of local artists that appeared at the top of our back page (above the ads) for many years. There's some great stuff from such mighty talents as Penny Van Horn, Michael Sieben, and Nathan Jensen, as well as contributions from our current art director and longtime local artist and designer Jason Stout and several other staff members past and present...."

Spunky Monkey Ranch: Happy trails, spunky one
David Pratt and Susan Maynard, who helped make South First artsy and cool, are closing Spunky Monkey Ranch for life in the country
Arts Story  August 10, 2007
"...Their presence attracted creatives like Laughing at the Sun Gallery, Eeka Beeka Gallery, and the Escapist Bookstore. Over the years, the ACA showed Stella Alesi, Scott Stevens, Penny Van Horn, Stanislav Grezdo, Tom Besson, Grady Roper, and Philip Trussell..."

A By-No-Means-Comprehensive List of Austinite Comics Writers and Artists
Some of the most illustrious comics creators to have made their home in Austin sometime between 1960 and 2006
Arts Story  December 22, 2006
"...Penny Van Horn – Recipe for Disaster (1999); also, animator, Waking Life..."

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
Columns  May 28, 2004
"...Penny Van Horn..."

We Need to Organize, Then Mobilize
Postmarks  May 20, 2004


Mum's the Word
AustinMama.com
Screens Story  August 30, 2002
"...Another plus is "Mamas We Like," a light-hearted Q&A; profile of a local mama. Past honorees include Maria Corbalan, the owner of Taco X-Press; cartoonist Penny Van Horn; and commercial sculptor Faith Schexnader, whose designs festoon such local businesses as the 503 Coffee Bar..."

Chapter 2: Biweekly and Proud
September 1982-August 1988
Features Story  September 7, 2001
"...area), John Carrico, Liz Potter, and Michelle Dapra, all talented photographers. Illustrators Lisa Kirkpatrick, Penny Van Horn, and Doug Potter also came on board during this time, and their creative artwork appears in the Chron to this day..."

Postmarks
Benefits of Frankenfoods
Columns  August 19, 1999
"...49] and look forward to seeing more. To top it off, Penny Van Horn's "Back Page" illustration was her coolest and wittiest yet..."

It's a Mystery to Me
Books Story  April 22, 1999
"...illustration by Penny Van Horn Believe it or not, mystery musketeers, there are people in the world who maintain a certain snotty conceit that all genre fiction is somehow inferior to so-called "literary" fiction, that Hammett was a hack, that the MacDonalds (John D. & Ross) were mediocre..."

Gang of Guerillas
Books Review  January 28, 1999
"...For years Penny Van Horn's drawings were used to illustrate my essays in this publication, and I'll admit it took me a while to get used to them. They were intense, they were not pretty -- sometimes they were even ugly -- and though they were as personal in style as the stories of mine they accompanied, I as a writer was always trying to enlist the reader's support while Penny as an artist didn't pander for a minute..."

Exhibitionism
The Austin Cartoon Scene: Museum Worthy
Arts Review  January 14, 1999
"...Crumb-like figures animate the Chronicle's "News of the Weird" column, are on display, as are Bartholomew's political caricatures that have seen the cover of the Statesman's weekly pullout XL Ent. Then there are cartoonists such as Penny Van Horn, whose graphic comic creations have appeared in the Chronicle, XL, and national compilations such as R..."

Broken Mirrors
  January 14, 1999
"...illustration by Penny Van Horn The reflection was shattered. Perhapsnot the first time in my life, but surely the most jagged, shards of me scattered at my feet..."

Making Lists
Books Story  December 31, 1998
"...llustration by Penny Van Horn..."

English Is a Foreign Language
  December 18, 1998
"...illustration by Penny Van Horn We use language every day. It can engender in us every emotion from sympathy to despair, love to hate..."

Postscripts
The Buzz on Bagging
Books Column  December 11, 1998
"..."Comix luminaries" Penny Van Horn and Walt Holcombe will be at FringeWare December 12, 8pm; Van Horn's new book is Recipe for Disaster and Holcombe has a new issue of Poot out... Mary Beth Rogers will discuss and sign Barbara Jordan: American Hero at B & N Westlake on December 19 at 2pm...."

States of Distinction
  October 16, 1998
"...illustrations by Penny Van Horn..."

Tuxpan
  May 29, 1998
"...illustration by Penny Van Horn Slowly, carefully, she opened her hands. The bird emerged, jittery but ready to take flight and claim the afternoon sky once again..."

Mexico or Bust
  May 29, 1998
"...This anthology of six personal essays (by writers Jay Hardwig, Bryan Mealer, Kate X Messer, Turk Pipkin, Wendell Smith, and Marion Winik), art (by Penny Van Horn), and colorful photo essay (by Jana Birchum) simply tells stories about a land we find intriguing. This is not intended to be a comprehensive travel guide to the 31 states of Mexico..."

Isla Mujeres
  May 29, 1998
"...llustration by Penny Van Horn Some husband I am. My wife of five days is back in the hotel room, red rear end thrust high in the air to ward off the debilitating pain of acute hindside sunburn, and here I am floating face down in champagne waters, hobnobbing with the parrotfish..."

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