Comics and Chris Ware in Virginia Quarterly Review
Comics have long battled against proponents of "serious literature," who have often decried comics as a less intellectual medium than prose.
In the past few years, comics have become increasingly accepted into popular culture, and now it seems they’re well established in the literary world too.
The Virginia Quarterly Review, one of the elite literary magazines, ran a special comics issue this spring, which I just happened across on a recent trip to the bookstore.
It features a cover by Art Spiegelman (seen at right) and, best of all, a new story from Chris Ware. The fictional biography of Jordan W. Lint shows the character’s life through a glance at single days of his existence.
You can see a preview at the VQR Web site, right here.