Chris Ware: The Comic Book Triumphs

‘In 1988, writes Gabriel Winslow-Yost, ‘Gore Vidal predicted that by 2015 “The New York Review of Comic Books will doubtless replace the old NYR.” It was a joke, of course, and a warning (Vidal preferred “book books,” as he called them), but we’re just a couple of years short now, and he wasn’t all wrong. The past decades have seen an unprecedented amount of serious attention paid to comics, and for good reason: they’re better—stranger, subtler, more ambitious—than ever before.’ Chris Ware, whose latest is “Building Stories” (pictured), is one of the master practitioners of the form.

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