Chris Ware: "Everything makes me feel alone"

Salon exclusive: Happiness isn't easy in this excerpt from Chris Ware's stunning graphic novel "Building Stories"


Chris Ware
October 7, 2012 11:00PM (UTC)
Click the full screen icon on the right to view the entire panel.

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.

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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.


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