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The Silent Sublime

What does silence teach us about the graphic medium, and the perception that we listen to comics as much as we engage in reading them? Continue reading

 
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The Toc Toc of “Nothing, Really”

Rather than encountering a disability that’s visually present but verbally absent, readers meet with very explicit mention of the protagonist’s body at various points in various texts:. Continue reading

 
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“Sometimes, You Get Your Throat Cut While a Clown is Pulling Your Pants Down”: An Interview with Josh Simmons

Talking horror and narrative with the creator of The Furry Trap. Continue reading

 
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At the Still Point of the Turning World: Chris Ware’s Building Stories and the Search for Structure in the Contemporary City

More than simply an exercise in narrative innovation, Building Stories is a project obsessed with the lived experience of time. Continue reading

 
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Beautifully Failing, Anew

How does this concentrated exploration of failure shape our understanding of these artists’ accomplishments, as well as their relationship to their own work? Continue reading

 
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Loss as Life in Building Stories

Loss means a lot of things in Building Stories, and, in keeping with the text’s complexity, loss is something that Ware’s characters dread, fight against, and fear, yet also something that they occasionally desire. Continue reading

 
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“I Hoped That the Book Would Just Be Fun”: A Brief Interview with Chris Ware

The creator of Building Stories talks to us about boxes, architecture, parents, and iPhones. Continue reading

 
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Building Stories: Stories about Art and Buildings, and Growing Up

As I unboxed Building Stories, sitting on the floor and slowly spreading out its wondrous contents, my first thought was of Marcel Duchamp’s Box in a Valise, his “portable museum”. Continue reading