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  • Published: 1 October 2012
  • ISBN: 9780224078122
  • Imprint: Jonathan Cape
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 246
  • RRP: $69.99

Building Stories



Twelve years after he changed the history of comics with Jimmy Corrigan, a new graphic novel masterpiece by Chris Ware.

In Chris Ware's own words, 'Building Stories follows the inhabitants of a three-flat Chicago apartment house: a thirty-year-old woman who has yet to find someone with whom to spend the rest of her life; a couple who wonder if they can bear each other's company for another minute; and finally an elderly woman who never married and is the building's landlady...'

The scope, the ambition, the artistry and emotional heft of this project are beyond anything even Chris Ware has achieved before.

  • Published: 1 October 2012
  • ISBN: 9780224078122
  • Imprint: Jonathan Cape
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 246
  • RRP: $69.99

About the author

Chris Ware

Chris Ware lives in Oak Park, Chicago, Illinois. His books include Jimmy Corrigan, the SmartestKid on Earth, which won the Guardian First Book Award in 2001, Building Stories and most recently Monograph, which is part memoir, part retrospective of his career to date. He has won countless awards for his work and has been the subject of several museum exhibitions and scholarly monographs. His work appears regularly in the New Yorker.

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Praise for Building Stories

Building Stories was one of the most incredible experiences I had all year... This comics collections is really something special.

Steve Gaynor, Games Radar

Multilayered and graphically stunning... Exciting just to open!

Marcus and Julian Sedgwick, Guardian

I've read little to top Chris Ware’s amazing Building Stories.

Valerie O'Riordan, Bookmunch

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