Françoise Mouly of The New Yorker on Chris Ware

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 16, 2015
For the May 2015 issue, currently on newsstands around the world, we have a very specially organized cover by famed comic book artist and graphic novelist, Chris Ware. You may know Chris' work from his long-standing relationship with The New Yorker, and today, and on our Beyond the Cover page, we speak with art editor at The New Yorker, Françoise Mouly, about Chris' unique relationship with one of the world's great magazines. 

Issue Preview: May 2015 with Chris Ware

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 01, 2015
The May 2015 cover story feels like a long time coming. A half-decade even, but it was worth it. Chris Ware is not only a cult-followed comic book artist who has transformed the genre with some of the most intricate, progressive storytelling styles we have ever seen. It started with the Acme Novelty Library series, to the graphic novels Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth and recently grew to the incredible Building Stories graphic novel. This is what we want to document this month; a true American storyteller.

Juxtapoz x Squarespace: Beyond the Cover

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 01, 2015
Chris Ware is the quiet and subtle icon of graphic novels, the author and artist behind Acme Novelty Library series, Jimmy Corrigan, The Smartest Kid on Earth and Building Stories (the latter title having taken a decade to create, one of the most ambitious graphic novels ever made). There are many adjectives, proclamations and praise I can add about Chris, but the reason why we love him, why he is the cover of the May 2015 issue, is his art of storytelling...

Chris Ware's "Building Stories" Graphic Novel

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 29, 2012
We don't want to be the ones telling you what to do with your gift giving life this season, but if you are on this website, there is a chance (slight, we know) that you like art. And if you like art, you may have a loved one who likes art. And if that loved one likes art, there is a great chance (almost with 100% certainty do we say this) that he/she would love Chris Ware's new stunner, Building Stories, for a holiday gift.

Chris Ware for The Small Press Expo

Illustration // Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Behold: Chris Ware’s beautiful poster art for the 2012 Small Press Expo. The Small Press Expo is North America's premiere independent cartooning and comic arts festival. SPX brings together more than 3,000 cartoonists and comic arts enthusiasts every fall in Bethesda, Maryland. It is scheduled to take place this Sept. 15-16 so mark your calenders for a trip to Bethesda!

Classic: Chris Ware Animations for "This American Life"

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 29, 2012
There’s no question Chris Ware’s work appeals heavily to a desire for buy-able products of today that hearken back to a vintage period in American advertising. He is one of the top artists able to do something with those nostalgic aesthetics. His first forays into animation–for National Public Radio’s televised This American Life– work perfectly within the show’s context.

Chris Ware does Animation

Illustration // Monday, May 28, 2012
There’s no question Chris Ware’s work appeals heavily to a desire for buy-able products of today that hearken back to a vintage period in American advertising. He is one of the top artists able to do something with those nostalgic aesthetics. His first forays into animation–for National Public Radio’s televised This American Life– work perfectly within the show’s context. Ware has a talent for observation done in his certain small, sad mode by bringing a certain aesthetic touch to a small story.

Chris Ware's Social Isolation

Illustration // Wednesday, May 09, 2012
Chris Ware is an American comic book artist. He writes and draws stories using text and pictures. He is best know for his graphic novel, Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth, and the comic book series where it began, Acme Novelty Library. His works explore themes of social isolation, emotional torment and depression...

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