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Kody
10-09-2005, 02:25 PM
The guy really does his own thing far outside of the mainstream, and he executes it with amazingly innovative results.

I really get inspired by his work.

Ben Rosen
10-09-2005, 02:26 PM
his page in the NY Times magazine today was amazing.

andrew french
10-09-2005, 02:28 PM
if i were to ever meet him, i'd collapse with happiness. i wish I could read his Appartment stories, aside from the one online i found.

sonnylarue
10-09-2005, 02:29 PM
He's a genius

The Human Target
10-09-2005, 02:32 PM
I've liked some of his stuff. I dig his art.

Thudpucker
10-09-2005, 02:54 PM
I love his art, his sense of layout is ingenius. But his stories are not for me.

Ben Rosen
10-09-2005, 03:01 PM
if i were to ever meet him, i'd collapse with happiness. i wish I could read his Appartment stories, aside from the one online i found.
1) Get the New York Times on Sunday.
2) Wait until November for Acme 16.

Kody
10-09-2005, 03:47 PM
1) Get the New York Times on Sunday.
2) Wait until November for Acme 16.

PDF (http://www.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/magazine/20051009_funny.pdf)

Blake Sims
10-09-2005, 03:49 PM
if i were to ever meet him, i'd collapse with happiness.
me too

andrew french
10-09-2005, 07:02 PM
1) Get the New York Times on Sunday.
2) Wait until November for Acme 16.

good idea.

Mike Haseloff
10-09-2005, 07:04 PM
Does he have a website?!


A week ago was the first time I know of hearing about him!
The bandwagon got big, and quickly! :shock:

Dannñ B
10-09-2005, 07:06 PM
I've only read his pages in the Times and the stuff in McSweeny', but I can say that he's really good.

andrew french
10-09-2005, 07:06 PM
PDF (http://www.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/magazine/20051009_funny.pdf)

oh wow, thanks.

andrew french
10-09-2005, 07:07 PM
me too

i'm not sure if i know where i'd start with jimmy corrigan. ...just so much.

Ben Rosen
10-09-2005, 08:21 PM
I've only read his pages in the Times and the stuff in McSweeny', but I can say that he's really good.
goddammit get jimmy corrigan right now!

Dannñ B
10-09-2005, 08:22 PM
goddammit get jimmy corrigan right now! Want to lend me some money?

Ben Rosen
10-09-2005, 08:23 PM
Want to lend me some money?
no, no i dont. dont buy lunch all week, bring in pb&j sandwiches and get yourself some jimmy corrigan!

Blake Sims
10-09-2005, 08:24 PM
no, no i dont. dont buy lunch all week, bring in pb&j sandwiches and get yourself some jimmy corrigan!
the softcover is only 17.95 they probably have a copy at a barnes and noble or a place like that

Ben Rosen
10-09-2005, 08:25 PM
the softcover is only 17.95 they probably have a copy at a barnes and noble or a place like that
thank you.

Dannñ B
10-09-2005, 08:26 PM
no, no i dont. dont buy lunch all week, bring in pb&j sandwiches and get yourself some jimmy corrigan! That's a good idea.

Blake Sims
10-09-2005, 08:27 PM
thank you.
the hc is beautiful though wish I had got that

Ben Rosen
10-09-2005, 08:27 PM
That's a good idea.
i'm chock full of them. good night.

Ben Rosen
10-09-2005, 08:29 PM
the hc is beautiful though wish I had got that
yeah, i have a softcover thats falling apart, but its all good.

Plain Abraham Lincoln
10-09-2005, 08:30 PM
I've been reading ACME for over ten years now and can honestly say that we have Chris Ware to thank for Comics being recogzied as serious literature in recent times. I doubt Pantheon would even exist as a publishing entity had he not come on the scene. As much as I love other alt cartoonists like Clowes, the Hernandez bros, Jim Woodring, or countess hours it took looking at comic in a whole new way like Ware does to really bring this new renasance about.

Blake Sims
10-09-2005, 08:33 PM
I've been reading ACME for over ten years now and can honestly say that we have Chris Ware to thank for Comics being recogzied as serious literature in recent times. I doubt Pantheon would even exist as a publishing entity had he not come on the scene. As much as I love other alt cartoonists like Clowes, the Hernandez bros, Jim Woodring, or countess hours it took looking at comic in a whole new way like Ware does to really bring this new renasance about.
:heart: :heart:

Ben Rosen
10-09-2005, 08:33 PM
:heart: :heart:
add one for me. :heart:

Kody
10-10-2005, 07:17 AM
Does he have a website?!


A week ago was the first time I know of hearing about him!
The bandwagon got big, and quickly! :shock:

Bandwagon? I been digging Chris for about 5 or 6 years. :D

I created the thread because I was just having a conversation with a pal of mine about comics and cool stuff that isn't mainstream (although it should be).

Ben Rosen
10-10-2005, 07:40 AM
Bandwagon? I been digging Chris for about 5 or 6 years. :D

I created the thread because I was just having a conversation with a pal of mine about comics and cool stuff that isn't mainstream (although it should be).
he isn't "mainstream" to the comics world, but to the generl public he has to be one of the most "mainstream" cartoonists around. he has a comic the the times every week! i dont know. these terms have been annoying me lately.

Plain Abraham Lincoln
10-10-2005, 12:41 PM
he isn't "mainstream" to the comics world, but to the generl public he has to be one of the most "mainstream" cartoonists around. he has a comic the the times every week! i dont know. these terms have been annoying me lately.

Thats why I use the term "alt comics" rather than "indy". To me indy doesn't mean anything in terms of content anymore but rather a clever way of saying small press.

Back on the subject of Ware though, everyone reading this thread shoud go out and but Daniel Raeburn's book on Chris Ware. It's pretty much an expanded version of Ware issue of his now-defunct self published zine the IMP, but has alot of full color art, much of which is still uncollected and photots of Ware's homemade contraptions such as the singing cat-head, a mini-comic vending machine that took house keys as tender, and the ACME movie viewer that wa in ACME #7. The book was published by Yale University press as part of their monographics line and is called simpley "Chris Ware" for those of you who try to look it up on Amazon.
Oh yeah and get the ACME Datebook published by Drawn and Quarterly. It's a nice thick hardcover sketchbook covering 1986-1995 and is beautiful.