Staff Picks

Building Stories by Chris Ware

January 14, 2013

For fans of: Dave Eggers, Alison Bechdel, Charles Burns.

The pieces, some previously published in various places and others new for this set, swarm around a Chicago three-flat occupied by an elderly landlady, a spiteful married couple, and a lonely amputee (there’s also a bee bumbling around in a rare display of levity)...It’s all about the grind and folly of everyday life but presented in an exhilarating fashion, each composition an obsessively perfect alignment of line, shape, color, and perspective...In terms of pure artistic innovation, Ware is in a stratosphere all his own.