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The Comics of Chris Ware
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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

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
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  1. Contents
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  1. Introduction: Chris Ware and the “Cult of Difficulty"
  2. pp. ix-xxiii
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  1. Contexts and Canons
  2. pp. 1-2
  1. Inventing Cartooning Ancestors:Ware and the Comics Canon
  2. pp. 3-13
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  1. Masked Fathers: Jimmy Corrigan and the Superheroic Legacy
  2. pp. 14-27
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  1. The Limits of Realism: Alternative Comics and Middlebrow Aesthetics in the Anthologies of Chris Ware
  2. pp. 28-44
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  1. Chris Ware’s Failures
  2. pp. 45-62
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  1. Artistic Intersections
  2. pp. 63-64
  1. Chris Ware and the Burden of Art History
  2. pp. 65-77
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  1. In the Comics Workshop:Chris Ware and the Oubapo
  2. pp. 78-89
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  1. Comics and the Grammar of Diagrams
  2. pp. 90-129
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  1. Images
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  1. The Urban Landscape
  2. pp. 105-106
  1. On Modernism’s Ruins: The Architecture of“Building Stories” and Lost Buildings
  2. pp. 107-120
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  1. Chris Ware’s “Building Stories,”Gentrification, and the Lives of/in Houses
  2. pp. 121-132
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  1. Reading History
  2. pp. 133-134
  1. Confronting the Intersectionsof Race, Immigration, and Representation in Chris Ware’s Comics
  2. pp. 135-145
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  1. Public and Private Historiesin Chris Ware’s Jimmy Corrigan
  2. pp. 146-158
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  1. Autobiography with Two Heads:Quimby the Mouse
  2. pp. 159-174
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  1. Everyday Temporalities
  2. pp. 175-176
  1. Chris Ware and the Pursuit of Slowness
  2. pp. 177-190
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  1. Imagining an Idiosyncratic Belonging:Representing Disability in Chris Ware’s“Building Stories”
  2. pp. 191-205
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  1. Past Imperfect: “Building Stories”and the Art of Memory
  2. pp. 206-222
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  1. Appendix
  2. pp. 223-224
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  1. Selected Bibliography
  2. pp. 225-230
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 231-234
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 235-238
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