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Building Memories: Mine, Hers, and Ours

Our final installment in the Building Stories essays. Continue reading

 
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The Theo Ellsworth Interview

An interview with the author of Understanding Monster and Capacity. Continue reading

 
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The Diagram of a Life

I finished reading Building Stories about an hour ago, and I’m already late on my deadline. Building Stories is big. It takes time to absorb. Even unpacking all the materials from the box requires time and space that I should have been giving to other things. Continue reading

 
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From Comics History to Personal Memory

In Building Stories the narrative past, present, and future come unglued from one another, reminding us that reading itself may also be an issue of memory, of what we recall and when we recall it.
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Formal Disruption and Narrative Progress in Building Stories

Ware’s Building Stories, his new graphic-novel-in-a-box, moves away from the narrative and formal coherence of Jimmy Corrigan, eschewing most of that work’s sense of historical context to focus on the process of individual story-making. Continue reading

 
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The Enigmatic Edward Sorel

One our greatest illustrators writes about his friend and colleague. Continue reading

 
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Body Schemas

Building Stories is in a very primary sense a comic about women and the private lives they lead. Continue reading

 
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Shades of Gray: The Life and Death of the Oft-overlooked Master

Gray Morrow was the legend that should’ve been, one of those rare and amazing artist’s artists who slipped between the cracks of popularity in the comics industry, his work imbibed with the same magic that graced old Flash Gordon strips. Continue reading