The Acme Novelty Archive - An Unofficial Chris Ware Database

Comic Conversations

Comic Conversations

Chris Ware and Timothy Samuelson
December 07, 2006

@ The Jewish Museum, NYC.

"Although the history of American newspaper comics generally focuses on the development of comics in New York and the West Coast, this conversation with Chicago natives Chris Ware and Timothy Samuelson will examine how Chicago contributed to, and essentially codified, what is thought of as the modern comic strip."

"Chris Ware is the award-winning artist and author of Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth. He is also the author of The Acme Novelty Datebook, Quimby the Mouse, and editor of the 13th issue of McSweeney’s. His work is in Masters of American Comics."

"Timothy Samuelson, former curator of architecture and design at the Chicago Historical Society, and now the Cultural Historian of the City of Chicago, is an architectural historian."

"If New York is this country's brain," said Ware, "and LA is, I don't know, the genetalia, then Chicago is the intestine." (Source)

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