Alec Nevala-Lee

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Quimby the Mouse by Chris Ware

I think of the [comics] page, book, et cetera, as a “perpetually existing” sort of shape that only comes alive when read. The best comics make drawings seem to come alive on the page and make the visual connections between moments across pages and even chapters concretely explicit, which is a very different experience from looking at page after page of gray text. Not to carry this too far, but unlike regular reading, which induces blindness in the reader, comics bring together the half-awake “night and day” of seeing and remembering directly on the page.

Chris Ware, to The Paris Review

Written by nevalalee

December 4, 2015 at 8:07 am

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