Chris Ware Gallery
December 2, 2006 5:23 PM   Subscribe

This is the largest gallery of works by the amazingly intricate designer/cartoonist/artist Chris Ware (author of Jimmy Corrigan) that I've ever seen online. However despite its breadth, it does not include his four covers for last month's New Yorker. Ware completists, also enjoy this (previously posted) gallery of Chris Ware papercraft toys.
posted by jonson (17 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
thanks for that, his inscription is awesome in context to his amazing design. absolutely no flourish at all, just chris w. 2006 a.d.
posted by andywolf at 5:31 PM on December 2, 2006

I just had an orgasm.
posted by rokusan at 5:39 PM on December 2, 2006

Oh I love Chris Ware. If anyone is looking for a good holiday gift, his books are excellent. I gave this one to a friend last year and he loves it.
posted by dog food sugar at 5:40 PM on December 2, 2006

When I first saw that New Yorker gallery I almost went apoplectic, until I realized that you can do multiple zoom-ins on each cover.

This is great, jonson. Thanks!
posted by maryh at 6:09 PM on December 2, 2006

I've always wanted to make some of the papercarft toys, but a) I would never want to cut up a comic book and b) would undoubtedly read some of it, which would induce a fit of depression and ennui that would leave me bed-ridden and despondant for a month.
posted by lekvar at 6:12 PM on December 2, 2006

I got his autograph back in 1991 when he wrote a strip for The Daily Texan, the college paper at the University of Texas in Austin. I've always wished I could see reprints of that strip. It was amazing.
posted by fungible at 6:22 PM on December 2, 2006

ware is my hero.
posted by naxosaxur at 6:35 PM on December 2, 2006

Ware also did the wraparound cover for the "Writers on Writers" issue of Virginia Quarterly Review that we released in October. For the Ware fans, we've posted a ginormous (832k) scan of the cover. He's also contributed a piece to the Winter issue, which comes out in a couple of weeks, but it's actually written, not drawn, about the photography of Charles Burns.

ObviousObDisclosure: I work for VQR.
posted by waldo at 7:32 PM on December 2, 2006 [1 favorite]

Interesting style. I always wonder at the process of creation for unique styles like that...some parts genius, some parts damage, some parts aesthetics....some parts undefinable. Good post!
posted by Burhanistan at 7:34 PM on December 2, 2006

Lovely, thanks!
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 8:13 PM on December 2, 2006

Awesome, waldo - thanks for the graphic.
posted by jonson at 8:14 PM on December 2, 2006

[this is good] thanks.
posted by ericb at 8:54 PM on December 2, 2006

If you ever hear that Ware is doing a live appearance or speaking engagement in your area, go. He is the most charmingly self-deprecating artist I've ever heard. Even better, he appears to actually enjoy discussing the more technical aspects of his draftmanship, which is astounding.
posted by memewit at 11:10 PM on December 2, 2006

The New Yorker is a weekly magazine.
posted by jjg at 12:07 AM on December 3, 2006 [1 favorite]

This is great!
posted by MichaelWhyley at 12:23 PM on December 3, 2006

I got to see his work at the Milwaukee Art Museum. He was my favorite artist featured there.
posted by youngergirl44 at 8:03 PM on December 3, 2006

For those interested, I'm slowly compiling a completist's listing of Ware's work here: [Self Link] Acme Novelty Archive.
posted by adamkempa at 5:45 AM on December 18, 2006

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