VIDEO – Interview with Graphic Novelist CHRIS WARE
June 22nd, 2012
Elysabeth Alfano, the Host of the excellent Web TV Series “Fear No ART” from Chicago, sits down with acclaimed Graphic Novelist, Chris Ware, in his home library for an understanding of this influential artist. Now, while parts of the interview cover Chris Ware’s entire career they also use many of the graphics that can be seen in his next book, “Building Stories”, which has a release date from Pantheon Books around October 2nd, 2012.
“Building Stories” imagines the inhabitants of a three-story Chicago apartment building: a 30-something woman who has yet to find someone with whom to spend the rest of her life; a couple, possibly married, who wonder if they can bear each others company another minute; and the building’s landlady, an elderly woman who has lived alone for decades. Taking advantage of the absolute latest advances in wood pulp technology, Building Stories is a book with no deliberate beginning nor end, the scope, ambition, artistry and emotional prevarication beyond anything yet seen from this artist or in this medium, probably for good reason.