Chris Ware: "Everything makes me feel alone"
There simply will not be a more beautifully packaged book this year than Chris Ware’s “Building Stories,” the latest from the master graphic novelist. It even surpasses the mind-blowing issue of modern cartoon art that Ware edited for McSweeney’s almost a decade ago.
The 14 pieces in “Building Stories,” which must weigh a couple of pounds, include a game board, a newspaper, two hardcover books and all varieties of other stories filled with lonely, frustrated people aching for connection — like this one. We suggest viewing the slide show in full-screen mode to experience the panels in their full glory.
From the book “BUILDING STORIES” by Chris Ware. ©2012 Chris Ware. Reprinted with the permission of Pantheon Books, an imprint of Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, a division of Random House Inc.
Like little stars.
World's best pie apple. Essential for Tarte Tatin. Has five prominent ribs.
So pretty. So early. So ephemeral. Tastes like strawberry candy (slightly).
My personal fave. Ultra-crisp. Graham cracker flavor. Should be famous. Isn't.
High flavored with notes of blood orange and allspice. Very rare.
Jefferson's favorite. The best all-purpose American apple.
New Hampshire's native son has a grizzled appearance and a strangely addictive curry flavor. Very, very rare.
Makes the best hard cider in America. Soon to be famous.
Freak seedling found in an Oregon field in the '60s has pink flesh and a fragrant strawberry snap. Makes a killer rose cider.
Ben Franklin's favorite. Queen Victoria's favorite. Only apple native to NYC.
Really does taste like pineapple.