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Chris Ware’s new collection, Monograph by Chris Ware (Rizzoli, $60), assembles countless strips, pages, magazine covers, sculptures, photographs, and other things into a thorough and astoundingly generous retrospective of the artist’s career. It comes replete with commentary written by Ware himself, who charts his path from RAW to Jimmy Corrigan to Building Stories and beyond. Reading this book is like touring the interior of a vast and seemingly impossible mechanism carved from space metal, while your tour guide chats amiably and bemoans the lack of carpets. There are also individual booklets within the book that you can flip through, and several of his New Yorker covers depicted in their full glory. For any fan of the cartoonist, this is probably the single best purchase you could make this holiday, a blueprint for everything Ware has done over the past few decades. But for artists, this is something even better: Chris Ware opens the door backstage, shows you how he performs the magic tricks, and then gives you a chance to do it yourself.

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By Chris Ware, Ira Glass (Preface by), Francoise Mouly (Introduction by), Art Spiegelman (Introduction by)
$60.00
ISBN: 9780847860883
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Published: Rizzoli - October 17th, 2017

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Roz Chast, longtime creator of the squiggly, charmingly absurd New Yorker cartoons, has written a profoundly moving meditation on mortality and the bonds between parents and children.  Chast’s memoir, the story of her 90-something parents' final stages of life, tugs at the heartstrings while being as hilarious and vividly weird as you'd expect.

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$19.00
ISBN: 9781632861016
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - September 13th, 2016

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Originally published on image sharing site pixiv, My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness swiftly became an underground success. Now in English, you too can thrill to the adventures of its heroine, who hires a call girl in an attempt to fight back against a debilitating quarter-life crisis. If you've ever dealt with anxiety, queerness, loneliness, bulimia, crappy jobs, fear of sex, fear of abandonment, or parents, there will be something in this book for you.

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$13.99
ISBN: 9781626926035
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Published: Seven Seas - June 6th, 2017

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