Tag Archives: Chris Ware


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


“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


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


THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (10/10/12 – Found Art)

Down ‘n dirty Chris Ware chat from the front lines of the comics store, where OH SO MANY THINGS are due. Continue reading


The God of Small Things

In Building Stories, the game and the book-as-object are the frameworks through which a multilayered, intricate web of stories and relationships emerge. Continue reading


Chicago: Comics on the Make

“Comics: Philosophy & Practice” gathered seventeen luminaries of the medium to discuss what it all means. Continue reading

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One-Artist Anthology Comics

As if it weren’t enough that comics are the domain of the obsessive control freak, there is a cartooning sect that perfectly defines the creative mania responsible for some of our greatest works: the one-artist anthology. This is its history. Continue reading


Bedlam and Baby: Parables of Creation in Jack Kirby and Chris Ware

A look at scenes of creation, drawing, and comics-making. Continue reading