September 30, 2019
[comics] ‘I envy writers who suffer from no self‑doubts’: inside the world of graphic novelist Chris Ware
… Interview with Chris Ware in the Guardian … ‘As a kid I was made fun of for reading superhero comics, but once I grew up I lost all interest in them. Which is why I find it a little disquieting, though not necessarily surprising, that such stuff has become mainstream American culture, and one that adults now find a satisfying diversion. Then again, mythologies aren’t going away anytime soon. For me, however, regular human life is already so extra strange, moving and complicated I’m more than happy not plugging it into any amplification.’
February 15, 2015
[comics] New Yorker Covers You Might Have Missed
… a gallery of astounding Chris Ware magazine covers.
April 17, 2014
[comics] Heads or Tails
… a wonderful new comic strip from Chris Ware about the life of a penny.
August 20, 2013
[comics] Chris Ware Q&A
… a live chat with Guardian readers …
Q: Did you base Jimmy Corrigan’s looks on Piers Morgan? Come on, you can tell us.
Chris Ware: Honestly, I don’t know Piers Morgan, though I suppose I could google-image-search him. Jimmy Corrigan has my grandfather’s hair, Charlie Brown’s eyes, Tintin’s pants and my self-doubt and that’s about it, I’m afraid.
July 15, 2011
[comics] The Artists’ Artist: Graphic Novelists
… with contributions from Peter Kuper, Bryan Talbot, Posy Simmonds, Ariel Schrag, Martin Rowson and Lynda Barry. On Chris Ware: ‘Chris Ware is an American cartoonist whose work is so unusual that some hesitate to call what he is doing “comics”. When I read his work, I get a Wright brothers feeling of being in something big, right as it’s being invented. Eventually we will know what to call what he does, but for now “graphic novel” is all we have.’
April 24, 2010
[comics] Chris Ware’s Rejected Fortune Cover
… ‘He accepted the job because it would be like doing the 1929 issue of the magazine, and he filled the image with tons of satirical imagery, like the U.S. Treasuring being raided by Wall Street, China dumping money into the ocean, homes being flooded, homes being foreclosed, and CEOs dancing a jig while society devolves into chaos.’
November 5, 2000
[distractions] Fantastic Amateur Secret Radio Decoder Outfit
[Shockwave] — designed by Chris Ware
… [Related Links: Decoder Home Page
October 6, 2000
[comics] cnn.com covers Chris Ware and his new book
— Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth
… ‘Ware was 29 years old, and more than halfway through the writing of the book, when he first met his own father. Their meeting, too, was tentative and awkward — and tinged with anger. “I was probably a little hostile,” said Ware. “There were so many regrets …” His father died a short time later. “I added it all up once — the few meetings we had, the few times we talked on the phone,” said Ware. “In total, I knew my father for just about five hours.”‘