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Building Stories Pamphlet – 1 October 2012

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There's nobody else doing anything in this medium that remotely approaches Ware for originality, plangency, complexity and exactitude. Astonishment is an entirely appropriate response. -- Sam Leith ― Guardian

A major moment in British cultural history. -- Christopher Frayling ― Radio 4

Breathtaking... Staggeringly good. ― Shortlist

Just occasionally, a writer or artist – or both in one – emerges who is so astoundingly original that everything else suddenly seems like a facsimile of what has come before. Chris Ware, the 45-year-old American comics artist, is one of these. Widely hailed as one of the foremost practitioners working in the medium today, his new book, if one can call it that without being reductionist, is a work of such startling genius that it is difficult to know where to begin. -- Jake Wallis Simons ― Daily Telegraph

This is the first book which I have finished and immediately started again, wanting to experience each of the stories with full knowledge of what happens in the rest... The number of narrative techniques Ware uses in the novel is giddying... Building Stories is a stunning piece of work, proving yet again why Ware is so frequently included in lists of the greatest living cartoonists. -- Alex Hern ― New Statesman

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Twelve years after he changed the history of comics with Jimmy Corrigan, a new graphic novel masterpiece by Chris Ware.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ JONATHAN CAPE & BH - TRADE; 1st edition (1 October 2012)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Pamphlet ‏ : ‎ 246 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0224078127
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0224078122
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ Baby and up
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 43.4 x 5 x 29.7 cm
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Chris Ware is the author of "Jimmy Corrigan — the Smartest Kid on Earth" and "Building Stories," which was chosen as a Top Ten Fiction Book by both The New York Times and Time Magazine in 2012. A regular contributor of graphic fiction and over two dozen covers to The New Yorker, his work has been exhibited at the MoCa Los Angeles, the MCA Chicago and the Whitney Museum of American Art as well as in regular exhibitions at the Adam Baumgold Gallery in New York and Galerie Martel in Paris. The PBS program "Art in the 21st Century" featured his work in their 2016 season, an eponymous monograph of his work was released by Rizzoli in 2017 and "Rusty Brown Part I" was published in late 2019.

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3.0 out of 5 stars high quality repetition!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another brilliant piece of work by Chris Ware, the man behind one of the handful of greatest graphic novels, Jimmy Corrigan
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4.0 out of 5 stars A must have for all comic/graphic novel fans!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Remarkable book with non-linear narrative
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