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Ball, David M. and Martha B. Kuhlman, eds. The Comics of Chris Ware: Drawing is a way of thinking. Jackson: Univ. Press of Mississippi, 2010. 
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Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 1604734426
BibTeX citation key: Ball2010a
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Keywords: Collection of essays, USA, Ware. Chris
Creators: Ball, Kuhlman
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi (Jackson)
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“The Comics of Chris Ware: Drawing Is a Way of Thinking” 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 is rapidly being distinguished as essential to the developing canon of the graphic novel. Winner of the 2001 “Guardian” First Book Prize for the genre-defining “Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth,” Ware has received numerous accolades from both the literary and comics establishment. This collection addresses the range of Ware's work from his earliest drawings in the 1990s in “The ACME Novelty Library” and his acclaimed “Jimmy Corrigan,” to his most recent works-in-progress, “Building Stories” and “Rusty Brown.”

Table of Contents

Martha B. Kuhlman and David M. Ball: Chris Ware and the ‘Cult of Difficulty’

Contexts and Canons
1. Jeet Heer: Inventing Cartooning Ancestors: Ware and the Comics Canon
2. Jacob Brogan: Masked Fathers: Jimmy Corrigan and the Superheroic Legacy
3. Marc Singer: The Limits of Realism: Alternative Comics and Middlebrow Aesthetics in the Anthologies of Chris Ware
4. David M. Ball: Chris Ware’s Failures

Artistic Intersections
5. Katherine Roeder: Chris Ware and the Burden of Art History
6. Martha B. Kuhlman: In the Comics Workshop: Chris Ware and the Oubapo
7. Isaac Cates: Comics and the Grammar of Diagrams

The Urban Landscape
8. Daniel Worden: On Modernism’s Ruins: The Architecture of ‘Building Stories’ and Lost Buildings
9. Matt Godbey: Chris Ware’s ‘Building Stories,’ Gentrification, and the Lives of/in Houses

Reading History
10. Joanna Davis-McElligatt: Confronting the Intersections of Race, Immigration, and Representation in Chris Ware’s Comics
11. Shawn Gilmore: Public and Private Histories in Chris Ware’s Jimmy Corrigan
12. Benjamin Widiss: Autobiography with Two Heads: Quimby the Mouse

Everyday Temporalities
13. Georgiana Banita: Chris Ware and the Pursuit of Slowness
14. Margaret Fink Berman: Imagining an Idiosyncratic Belonging: Representing Disability in Chris Ware’s ‘Building Stories’
15. Peter R. Sattler: Past Imperfect: ‘Building Stories’ and the Art of Memory

Contributor Biographies
Chris Ware’s Primary Works: A Guide
Works Cited
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