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The Comics of Chris Ware

David M. Ball and Martha B. Kuhlman (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734423
eISBN:
9781621032236
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734423.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This book brings together contributions from established and emerging scholars about the comics of Chicago-based cartoonist Chris Ware (b. 1967). Both inside and outside academic circles, Ware’s work ... More


Imagining an Idiosyncratic Belonging: Representing Disability in Chris Ware’s “Building Stories”

Margaret FinK BerMan

in The Comics of Chris Ware

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734423
eISBN:
9781621032236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734423.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

In Chris Ware’s comic strip “Building Stories,” the protagonist is a 30-year-old woman who is an amputee and sometimes wears a prosthetic limb. Ware’s description strangely elides disability as a ... More


Chris Ware’s “Building Stories,” Gentrification, and the Lives of/in Houses

Matt Godbey

in The Comics of Chris Ware

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734423
eISBN:
9781621032236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734423.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

In 2002, the New York Times Magazine began publishing Chris Ware’s serialized comic strip, “Building Stories,” which introduces readers to a three-story row house in the Chicago neighborhood of ... More


Past Imperfect: “Building Stories” and the Art of Memory

Peter R. Sattler

in The Comics of Chris Ware

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734423
eISBN:
9781621032236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734423.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Cartoonists are aware of how comics can be easily forgotten, and thus have addressed “memory” as a central trope for discussing how their medium works, not only on the page but also in the minds of ... More


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