"The past decades have seen an unprecedented amount of serious attention paid to comics, and for good reason: they’re better—stranger, subtler, more ambitious—than ever before.
A medium that had spent most of its existence being mocked, ignored, and denounced, its books shoddily printed and sold only in specialty shops, began winning the awards meant for “book books,” and showing up on the walls at MoMA and the Whitney Biennial.”
Gabriel Winslow-Yost, A Triumph of the Comic-Book Novel
Photo: Detail from a page of Chris Ware’s Building Stories, showing the ‘girl’ in red at bottom left and the ‘married couple’ on the steps of the building. (Pantheon)