As a narrative artist, Chris Ware is interested in more than the appearances of people and places. His carefully rendered snapshots of roadside locales, is so real and so powerful, and so AMERICAN. So descriptive of America, that is. All of the work he does speaks to a very specific sense of observation, and it's all rendered in straight lines. Amazing.
"Any parent of a four-to-x-year-old will likely understand this week’s cover. Most everyone else will probably be confused." Chris Ware on his inspiration for this issue's cover, "Playdate": http://nyr.kr/1BixzTz