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Building stories by Chris Ware - Comic Strip
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Building stories

Comic Strip
circa 2012
Mixed Media
Annotations de Ware sur haut de planche - Encadrement noyer et verre musée
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Prix spécial du jury au festival d'Angoulême en 2015

Coupes d'immeuble, histoires étage par étage, flashbacks et narrations parallèles. Les récits se mêlent et se répondent pour conter les interactions sociales d'un voisinage de Chicago. Relations familiales, liaisons amoureuses, séduction, paternité, éducation. Les thématiques se développent au gré des choix du lecteur et construisent un récit fin et sensible.

Pour moi, c'est d'une créativité impressionante, un 'reset' de la bande dessinée, un OVNI, un auteur tellement unique...

Publication

  • Building Stories
  • Pantheon Books
  • 10/2012
  • Interior page

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About Chris Ware

Franklin Christenson "Chris" Ware (born December 28, 1967), is an American cartoonist known for his Acme Novelty Library series (begun 1994) and the graphic novels Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth (2000) and Building Stories (2012). His works explore themes of social isolation, emotional torment and depression. He tends to use a vivid color palette and realistic, meticulous detail. His lettering and images are often elaborate and sometimes evoke the ragtime era or another early 20th-century American design style. Ware often refers to himself in the publicity for his work in self-effacing, even withering tones. He is considered by some critics and fellow notable illustrators and writers, such as Dave Eggers, to be among the best currently working in the medium