The artist and co-creator behind The Carter Family talks about adapting history, experimenting in comics form, his love of James Joyce, and being a late bloomer. Continue reading
A visit with S. Clay Wilson and Lorraine Chamberlin and an update on the state of the artist’s health. Continue reading
The Journal has learned that legendary EC writer/editor Al Feldstein and the estate of Mad editor/cartoonist Harvey Kurtzman have filed notices to reclaim the copyrights on their work. Continue reading
Our final installment in the Building Stories essays. Continue reading
An interview with the author of Understanding Monster and Capacity. Continue reading
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
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.
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