Friday, December 01, 2006

Snow Day

What a way to start December, with inches and inches of fluffy white powder and coffee in bed. Tricia got a Snow Day to boot.

In other news: Chris Ware is on the cover of the New Yorker in a BIG way. The weekly magazine put out four different covers all by Mr. Ware and there's an online piece called Leftovers and an audio interview, check it out. It was only a matter of time before the New Yorker celebrated Ware's work in this manner what with the mag's Peter Schjeldahl proclaiming Chris Ware's book Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth to be the apex of the genre. Mr. Schjeldahl compares Ware's graphics to Belgian comic book artist Hergé who did the TinTin series mid-twentieth century. I was a big TinTin fan growing up and I still own all the TinTin books. The graphic similarities did appeal to me at first but Chris Ware's melancholy stories are nothing like TinTin's fantastical adventures.

*graphic courtesy of Chicago Public Radio