Chris Ware

Recent articles about Chris Ware

Pictoglyphic time travel

Issue 101, Summer 2021


If the concept of ‘designer and illustrator as author’ is worthy of close attention outside children’s…

The art of small moments

Issue 96, Spring 2018


To call Chris Ware a genius seems obvious, banal, almost. So much praise has been…

To have and to hold

Issue 88, Summer 2014


The challenges of digital publishing have galvanised a new spirit in book design and production. Is it just the decadent flourish of a disappearing format?

A fraternity of trifles

Issue 43, Spring 2002


With Chris Ware’s Jimmy Corrigan upending expectations of the comic book form (and winning the…

Life’s little detours

Issue 78, Winter 2010


Eric Heiman salutes the ‘Edward Hopper of design and comic art’

Ware: we are not worthy

Issue 55, Spring 2005


Do we deserve someone as good as Chris Ware? Surely we are not worthy. Whether…

The stuff they like

Issue 43, Spring 2002


The Fall 2000 issue of The Ganzfeld was a 152-page pocket book; the latest is…

Density, magic, genius and loss

Issue 40, Summer 2001


Chris Ware’s comic strip was originally published in Chicago’s alternative New City paper and Ware’s…

Smartest letterer on the planet

Issue 45, Autumn 2002


Chicago’s comic book hero has a finely tuned gift for hand-lettering

826 Valencia

Issue 48, Summer 2003


Chris Ware’s new mural tells the story of the human race

Ware comes back with a darker narrative

Issue 59, Spring 2006


After a four-year hiatus spent repackaging earlier work for a mainstream audience, Chris Ware finally…

Recent blog posts about Chris Ware

Classic Collections – Type and lettering

22 December 2015
Graphic design, Illustration, Magazines, Typography

For a limited time, you can buy a bundle of Eye typography issues – at a bargain price
This ‘Type and lettering’ bundle contains issues 37, 45, 50 and 72: all have a…

The cover that never was

6 May 2010
Graphic design, Illustration, Magazines

Is Chris Ware’s rejected cover for Fortune 500 right on the money?
The world of graphic design is full of images that never were, writes John L…