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Chris Ware | Building Stories with Charles Burns | The Hive moderated by Chip Kidd
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Chris Ware's graphic novel Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth won the Guardian First Book Award, the first time a graphic novel has won a major United Kingdom literary award. Author of the award-winning series The ACME Novelty Library, Ware has exhibited his work internationally, including at the Whitney Museum of American Art Biennial. Building Stories is a window into the lives of the residents of a Chicago apartment building.
Best known for his masterwork, Black Hole—a multiple Harvey, Eisner, and Ignatz Award winner—Charles Burns has illustrated covers for Time, The New Yorker, and The Believer, and contributed to MTV’s Liquid Television series based on his character Dog-Boy. The Hive is part two of his planned nightmarish trilogy that began with X’d Out.
An award-winning art director at Alfred A. Knopf and editor-at-large for Pantheon, Chip Kidd is the author of the New York Times Notable Book of the Year The Cheese Monkeys, and his nonfiction books include Peanuts: The Art of Charles M. Schulz, Batman Collected, Bat-Manga, and now his first comic book, Batman: Death by Design.