The Acme Novelty Archive - An Unofficial Chris Ware Database

"Ware's house built on intellect, not humor"

By Margaret Hawkins.

May 9, 2006

Chicago Sun-Times

"To characterize Chris Ware as a comic artist is to lead anyone not familiar with his oddly wrenching graphic novels and comic strips seriously astray. Yes, the format and look of the work is that of comics, but the word "comic" implies humor. Conventional comic strips can be expected to offer up a laugh or at least a smile. Even in Charles Schultz's wistful "Peanuts," there was usually a joke buried somewhere in the midst of all that bittersweet insight."

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