Chris Ware – I don’t think there’s any…

I don’t think there’s any independent cartoonist whose stuff I don’t like or respect in…


“I don’t think there’s any independent cartoonist whose stuff I don’t like or respect in at least some way or another. We’re all marginal laborers – we’re practically medical oddities – so I don’t see why we can’t all be nice to each other.”
-Chris Ware

Chris Ware – As I’ve gotten older I’ve…

As I’ve gotten older I’ve occasionally found myself nostalgic for earlier periods of solitude, though…


“As I’ve gotten older I’ve occasionally found myself nostalgic for earlier periods of solitude, though I realize that’s also likely a false nostalgia, as I know there was nothing I wanted more during those periods than to not be alone, whatever that means.”
-Chris Ware

Chris Ware – As children, as we learn…

As children, as we learn what things are, we are slowly learning to dismiss them…


“As children, as we learn what things are, we are slowly learning to dismiss them visually. As adults, entirely submerged in words and concepts, we spend almost all of our time thinking and worrying about the past and the future, hardly ever looking at or engaging with the world visually.”
-Chris Ware

Chris Ware – Ragtime has about the same…

Ragtime has about the same amount of respect as comics. And in a way they’re…


“Ragtime has about the same amount of respect as comics. And in a way they’re similar art forms. Ragtime is highly compositional, and the emotion in the music is built in, whereas in jazz a lot of that emotion comes from the way it’s performed.”
-Chris Ware