Chris Ware Leads Noms For Comics’ Oscars

Chris Ware’s acclaimed graphic novel “Building Stories,” which comes in the form of 14 “distinctively discrete Books, Booklets, Magazines, Newspapers, and Pamphlets,” is leading the charge in the Will Eisner Comic Industry awards, known as the “Oscars” of comics. San Diego Comic-Con International unveiled the contenders for this year’s prizes this week, with Ware’s entry – which follows the lives of the inhabitants of a three-story building in Chicago – up for five awards.

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