Search Results: "Chris Ware"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BEST AMERICAN COMICS, 2007 by Chris Ware
Released: Oct. 10, 2007

"'In short, I think this is absolutely great.'"
In its second year, the annual anthology really hits its stride. Read full book review >

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MONOGRAPH BY CHRIS WARE by Chris Ware
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2017

"This collection has a last-word feel to it, offering a delightful summation of a fruitful and very busy last few decades. Fans, of course, will want much more, but this makes a great start."
The noted artist, collector, and visionary offers a personal anthology/memoir, complete with junior high photos and memories of the cul-de-sacs of Omaha. Read full book review >

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JIMMY CORRIGAN by Chris Ware
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2000

"Everything here boggles: the artfully conceived foldout dust-jacket, the cryptically word-burdened endpapers, and, most of all, the story itself: a graphic narrative that deserves a place beside the best novels of the year."
The comics world has amply rewarded Ware for his amazingly innovative work—he's won numerous prizes for his Acme Novelty Library, a combination of complex narratives about mice, a trove of visually arcane inventions (diagrammed with Rube Goldberg-like precision), and plenty of eye-straining text: a graphic self-effacement that echoes the creepy despair of Ware's main creation, Jimmy Corrigan. Read full book review >

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BUILDING STORIES by Chris Ware
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"A dazzling document, beautifully if most idiosyncratically drawn; in this iteration, sure to become a collector's item, though one that begs for an easier-to-handle trade edition."
A treasure trove of graphic artworks—they're too complex to be called comics—from Ware, master of angst, alienation, sci-fi and the crowded street. Read full book review >

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THE ACME NOVELTY LIBRARY by Chris Ware
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Another winner from Ware, up there with Jimmy Corrigan."
Like the cartoon equivalent of Willy Wonka—a graphic visionary opens the door to his creative factory with a wide-ranging anthology that conjures a world (if not a universe) unto itself. Read full book review >

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WALT & SKEEZIX by Frank King
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 2005

"A handsomely mounted presentation for one of the 20th-century's landmark cartoons."
First volume of a worthy project to reintroduce the world to the gang at Gasoline Alley. Read full book review >

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NOVEMBER'S VISUAL FEASTS
by Eric Liebetrau

One of the great joys of this season are the fall colors, and November is packed with books that feature much more than just interesting narratives. Here are three of my favorite beautifully designed, graphics-heavy books publishing this month, all of which received a starred review.

Cartoon County, by Cullen Murphy: In his memoir, Vanity Fair editor at large Murphy ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2011

"It's a tribute to how much has changed that much of the book's content will be shocking to readers under 30; it's also a measure of how much remains to be done, given the 'separate but equal' approach that still dominates sports today."
An exploration of the link between the feminist revolution and the role of women in sports, as embodied by one of the 20th century's most iconic sports figures. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 24, 1998

"Unlikely heroes may be the best kind."
A collection of 35 essays by members of the Society of American Historians that help to restore the heroic figure's just proportions for the benefit of our too-cynical age. Read full book review >

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JUST LOVE EVERYBODY by Greg Ware
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2016

"A romp through the ages that's full of surprises, aside from some ordinary futuristic touches."
Debut author Ware delivers a sci-fi novel about one man's journeys through time. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1998

"It's not for lack of material that Ware fails to deliver what she promises."
Profiles of a handful of women who have influenced American culture and politics. Read full book review >