Archive for: Chris Ware

I’m Lost: Path-Finding in Comics

Reading comics in different directions

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What’s In the Wonder Box

Uninspired gimmickry in Chris Ware’s Building Stories

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Flowers for the Smartest Kid on Earth

Twee killed Chris Ware.

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Oedipus Supes

Chris Ware and Freud and Superman in Acme Library #10

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DWYCK: Jimmy Corrigan’s Spectacular Reality

It has now been over a decade since Chris Ware’s Jimmy Corrigan – The Smartest Kid on Earth was published in collected form, and almost two since he first drew the character in a number of short strips in the Chicago weekly New City. Through the nineties, as it was being republished for the first […]

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Reading Drawings: Architecture and Comics

I will look at how we read both architectural drawings and comics, based on my own understanding of how each works.

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DWYCK: Hergé and the Order of Things

We’ve had a fair amount of discussion about how to approach comics critically here at HU lately, and I figured I’d expand a little upon some of the points I’ve made previously regarding cartooning as a visual phenomenon. From a modernist critical perspective, it seems clear that comics’ artistic achievement through their modern history — […]

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