Monday, September 19, 2005

Ware Week Pt. 1

OK, so we're probably not going to have a Ware Week. BUT yesterday the New York Times published their first installment of Chris Ware's new work for them. It is, of course, fucking great. I don't know anyone who gets the possibilities inherent in the medium of comics more instinctively than does the good Mr. Ware. Every page has something exciting on it that just makes me be filled with joy. People who don't get Ware are FIWOTTs automatically, and should shut the hell up and enjoy their Garfield Meets the JSA comics.

Ware Week will end this coming Sunday when I (and invisible co-blogger Brant) will attend a master class he's teaching. Expect us to come back EVEN MORE BRILLIANT THAN BEFORE. You will all be aroused.

11 Love Letters:

Blogger Ed Cunard said...

Brant's the guy that digs THE REALIST, right?


6:23 PM

Blogger Scott M said...

I hope that you guys enjoy the master class.

Just a question re. Ware - do you know of any website that has an 'Annotated Jimmy Corrigan' theme?

I love the book, but there are a few headscratching moments/panels for me - and I feel as though I need a Jimmy Corrigan decoder ring.

9:14 AM

Anonymous Daniel Apodaca said...

This is really great. I actually laughed out loud at the denotation of this being in "The Funny Pages".

11:57 AM

Blogger Joe Rice said...

Chris Ware is one of the funniest ever.

5:17 PM

Anonymous Daniel Apodaca said...

Oh no, I agree. He can definitely be funny when he wants to be.

It just seemed to make it obvious how silly it is for his stuff to be right next to Cathy and The Family Circus.

5:26 PM

Blogger Joe Rice said...

That's the joke, Dan. The NY Times has never carried comics at all. Chris Ware's page IS "the funny page."

5:34 PM

Anonymous Beau said...

More information about "Garfield meets the JSA," please.

(Crossing my fingers for lasagna jokes. Hope, hope, hope!)

8:14 PM

Blogger Joe Rice said...

Also, the golden age Garfield was apparently VERY VERY SERIOUS.

8:17 PM

Anonymous Daniel Apodaca said...

"That's the joke, Dan. The NY Times has never carried comics at all. Chris Ware's page IS 'the funny page.'"

Interesting. Very cool of them to bring him in, then.

10:49 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

What aare you, retarded?!?!



6:24 AM

Blogger Joe Rice said...

It was also revealed that the golden age Garfield, the modern Garfield, the movie Garfield, and Heathcliff are all tapping into the Fat Orange Cat Force.

Because it needed to be explained.

6:28 AM


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