Building Stories

artist:  Chris Ware 
series: Building Stories 
publisher: Pantheon 
publish date: 28-09-2012 
edition: 1 
language: English 
coloring: full color 
size: 425x297x46mm  
Building Stories
Rating: 5 out of 5

Review by Lambiek Staff - Mar 20, 2015

After years of sporadic work on other books and projects and following the almost complete loss of his virility, it’s here: a new graphic novel by Chris Ware.

Building Stories imagines the inhabitants of a three-story Chicago apartment building: a 30-something woman who has yet to find someone with whom to spend the rest of her life; a couple, possibly married, who wonder if they can bear each other’s company another minute; and the building’s landlady, an elderly woman who has lived alone for decades. Taking advantage of the absolute latest advances in wood pulp technology, Building Stories is a book with no deliberate beginning nor end, the scope, ambition, artistry and emotional prevarication beyond anything yet seen from this artist or in this medium, probably for good reason.

€ 45,50