Chris Ware: This American Life animation

Here's another fantastic animation that comix master Chris Ware created for This American Life. This piece tells the story of a couple's encounter (or not) with Jackie Onassis. Link

Previously on BB:
• Chris Ware animation for This American Life TV show Link


  1. I live in Chicago, and a little after I moved into my current place, I learned that Chris Ware had lived in an apartment above me, but he had moved out shortly before I moved in.

    I had no idea who that was, but living in the hipster neighborhood of Chicago, I learned pretty quick.

    I know that was totally random, but I feel at least a little connection to somebody I’ve never met, that just so happens to be on BoingBoing today.

  2. Very cool animation, but unneccesary. One of the real beauties of TAL is how easy it is to visualize the stories being told; seeing it literally drawn out is almost redundant.

  3. #3: It would have been even cooler if he had left behind a bizarre hand-assembled wood vending machine in the laundry room that sold detergent packaged in boxes decorated with elaborate calligraphy and cheeky ad copy.

  4. +1 for the “Marriage Jury”. Oh I laughed and laughed and laughed because it’s true.

    Animation and story: I enjoyed it very much.

  5. I’ve been a fan of Chris Ware since forever, but damned if I can force myself to appreciate his most recent circle-obsessed style.

    Sigh…Sometimes I think I just might not be a hipster after all.

  6. I like it! It’s nice to see Chris Ware doing something that isn’t absolutely harrowing.

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