A Comic Strip of New Yorker Covers
The next cartoon issue of The New Yorker, dated Nov. 27 and on newsstands next week, will feature four different covers by Chris Ware. The magazine is calling it a narrative cover, with each image depicting a Thanksgiving scene, two set in 1942 and two today. The stories become intertwined in a fifth installment, a comic strip that will appear on the magazine’s Web site (newyorker.com). It is the first time The New Yorker has published four covers at once on the newsstand. Mr. Ware, a graphic novelist known for his intricate draftsmanship and wry humor in the “Acme Novelty Library” series and “Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth,” had a solo show at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago this summer. JULIE BOSMAN
Sometimes I think Ware's art is great, and other times I'm only so-so about it. He can go from highly detailed works to pieces that are very simple. But, most of the comic book people who are way into comic book art and comics as an art form, do like his stuff.