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Building Stories

By Ware, Chris




CHRIS WARE is widely acknowledged as the most gifted and beloved cartoonist of his generation by both his mother and seven-year-old daughter. His Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth won the Guardian First Book Award and was listed as one of the "100 Best Books of the Decade" by The Times (London) in 2009. An irregular contributor to This American Life and The New Yorker (where some of the pages of this book first appeared) his original drawings have been exhibited in the Whitney Biennial, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and in piles behind his work table in Oak Park, Illinois.


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Building Stories: The Limited "building Model" Edition

Ware, Chris

Drawn & Quarterly, Montreal, Canada. LOOSE LEAF. 1770461132 Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Thank you for supporting our small, family-owned business! . Fair.

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Price: $1,142.04


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Building Stories (SIGNED)

Ware, Chris

New York, New York: Pantheon Books / Random House, 2012. Fine. Signed without personalization by Chris Ware, as "C. Ware", on cover of box at upper right corner above clock. Selected as one of the 10 Best Books of 2012 by editors of The New York Times Book Review. Named by Publishers Weekly Comics World's Critics' Poll as Best Graphic Novel of 2012. Large illustrated cardboard box containing 14 components of this graphic novel: books, booklets, pamphlets, newspaper-like comics, and an illustrated folded game-like board. Illus. in color. Exterior shrinkwrap opened to check edition. Interior shrinkwrap intact and unopened. Large, heavy item - may require extra shipping fee for Priority and International mailing.. Signed by Author (Illustrator). First Edition, 1st Printing. Hard Cover & Soft Cover. As New. Illus. by Chris Ware. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall.

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Price: $245.00


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BUILDING STORIES: THE HARDBOARD BOXED SET EDITION

Ware, Chris

New York City, NY: Pantheon Books, 2012. First Edition. First Printing.. Hardcover. Fine/No Dust Jacket, As Issued.. New York City, NY: Pantheon Books, 2012. Hardcover. Fine/None, As Issued. First Edition/First Printing. 260 pages. Retrospective collection of stories in graphic-novel form. Now considered a contemporary classic. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Presented as a Hardboard Boxed Set, which weighs 7 pounds and whose contents amount cumulatively to "Building Stories". Published in a small and limited first print run that sold out shortly after publication. The First Edition is now rare. Presents Chris Ware's "Building Stories". A classic on the day it was released. The publisher's blurb sounds very much like Chris Ware himself (it's written in his inimitable voice if he did not actually write it himself) and as such, cannot be improved upon: "14 distinctively discrete Books, Booklets, Magazines, Newspapers, and Pamphlets. With the increasing electronic incorporeality of existence, sometimes it's reassuring, perhaps even necessary, to have something to hold on to. Thus, within this colorful keepsake box, the purchaser will find a fully-apportioned variety of reading material ready to address virtually any imaginable artistic or poetic taste, from the corrosive sarcasm of youth to the sickening earnestness of maturity while discovering a protagonist wondering if she'll ever move from the rented close quarters of lonely young adulthood to the mortgaged expanse of love and marriage". An absolute "must-have" title for Chris Ware collectors. <b><i> This copy is very prominently, neatly, and beautifully signed in pencil on the box cover by the artist: "C. Ware". It is signed directly on the cover itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of few such signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Copies available online are in multiple subsequent printings. So be Ware! A rare signed copy thus. </b></i> Winner of The London Guardian Fiction Award in 2001 for "Jimmy Corrigan, Or the Smartest Kid on Earth", the very first graphic novelist to win the award. One of the most brilliant writer/graphic artists of our time. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER CHRIS WARE AND MCSWEENEY'S TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0375424334.

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Price: $230.00


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Building Stories

CHRIS WARE

2012-01-01. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $205.00


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Building Stories

Ware, Chris

Random House, 2012. First printing. The graphic novel / fiction anthology / paper construction / board game by the author of Jimmy Corrigan and other innovative projects. Unused, as new in pub's shrinkwrap with tiny tear to wrap.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. As New/No Jacket.

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BUILDING STORIES

WARE, Chris

New York: Pantheon, 2012. First Edition. Near fine. Illustrated paper-covered box measuring 11.5" x 17.75" approx. containing fourteen individual items including volumes in cloth, paper boards, broadsides and booklets. INSCRIBED at box lid interior (copyright page,) "To Nick, best of luck! C. Ware./2012.". Original interior shrinkwrap opened but present. Minor wear to box at edges. Paper at front cover lifting slightly. Two tiny stains at one edge. Contents pristine. Near fine overall. Completed over ten years and incorporating myriad techniques and forms, BUILDING STORIES is Ware's most ambitious work. Recalling the work of Joseph Cornell and Marcel Duchamp, BUILDING STORIES is a physical, tactile work made of individual pieces that the reader must assemble together to tell the story of an unnamed woman living in a three-story brownstone in Chicago. Martha Kuhlman said of the work, "The project—to document the multiple perspectives of these characters—aspires to a graphic novel on the scale of James Joyce’s Ulysses." A landmark of the graphic novel genre.

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Building Stories (Pantheon Graphic Novels)

Ware, Chris

Pantheon, 2012-10-02. 2nd ed. Hardcover. Like New. Author signed on the box by the clock upper right corner contents still sealed box shows minute shelf wear. oversized and overweight. Please email for photos.

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Price: $190.00


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Building Stories (Pantheon Graphic Novels)

Chris Ware

2012-08-02. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $163.75


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Building Stories

Ware, Chris

New York: Pantheon, 2012. Graphic Novels. Fine. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. An as new boxed copy. The original publisher's shrinkwrap was removed by me so I could determine publishing information. Everything that was issued with the book is still shrinkwrapped inside the box. The bag has a small tear which must have happened when the book was originally published. Everything you need to read the new graphic novel "Building Stories" 14 distinctively discrete Books, Booklets, Magazines, Newspapers, and Pamphlets. With the increasing electronic incorporeality of existence, sometimes it's reassuring--perhaps even necessary--to have something to hold on to. Thus within this colorful keepsake box the purchaser will find a fully-apportioned variety of reading material ready to address virtually any imaginable artistic or poetic taste, from the corrosive sarcasm of youth to the sickening earnestness of maturity--while discovering a protagonist wondering if she'll ever move from the rented close quarters of lonely young adulthood to the mortgaged expanse of love and marriage. Whether you're feeling alone by yourself or alone with someone else, this book is sure to sympathize with the crushing sense of life wasted, opportunities missed and creative dreams dashed which afflict the middle- and upper-class literary public (and which can return to them in somewhat damaged form during REM sleep). A pictographic listing of all 14 items (260 pages total) appears on the back, with suggestions made as to appropriate places to set down, forget or completely lose any number of its contents within the walls of an average well-appointed home. As seen in the pages of "The New Yorker," "The New York Times" and "McSweeney's Quarterly Concern," "Building Stories" collects a decade's worth of work, with dozens of "never-before published" pages (i.e., those deemed too obtuse, filthy or just plain incoherent to offer to a respectable periodical). THIS COPY IS IN MY POSSESSION AND NORMALLY SHIPS NEXT DAY..

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Price: $139.50


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Building Stories

CHRIS WARE

2012-01-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $139.34


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BUILDING STORIES

WARE CHRIS

PANTHEON. New. 16.6 x 11.7 cm.

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Price: $120.00


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Building Stories (Pantheon Graphic Novels)

Ware, Chris

Pantheon, 2012-10-02. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First Printing with full number line. All 14 pieces of various size accounted for and in like new condition. Very faint rubbing/spotting to box illustrations, very small amount of wear to box corners. NOT an ex-library copy, NO remainder mark. Due to the size/weight of this book extra charges to apply for international shipping. Ships from Dinkytown in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Price: $75.00


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Building Stories (Pantheon Graphic Library)

Ware, Chris

Pantheon. Hardcover. 0375424334 Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Thank you for supporting our small, family-owned business! . New. 2012-10-02. 2nd ed..

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Price: $61.68


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Building Stories (Pantheon Graphic Novels)

Chris Ware

2012-08-02. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $60.93


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Building Stories

Ware, Chris

New York, New York: Random House, Inc., 2012. Hardcover. New/No Jacket. New Graphic Novel: Hard Cover

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Price: $55.50


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Building Stories (Building Stories) - Hardcover

Ware, Chris

Pantheon Books. BOX PCK. Comics & Graphic Novels. New. Building Stories Brand New: This item is brand new unopened, never used and still in its original manufacturer condition.

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Price: $50.36


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Building Stories

Chris Ware

Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2012. Hardback. fine. Folio. In box. In original shrink-wrap.

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Building Stories (Pantheon Graphic Library)

Ware, Chris

Pantheon. Hardcover. 0375424334 Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Thank you for supporting our small, family-owned business! . Fine. 2012-10-02. 2nd ed..

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Building Stories

Ware, Chris

Pantheion Books / Random House, 2012. First Edition. Boxed Set. Near Fine/Very Good. Comic/Graphic Novel Boxed set of 14 individual books, pamphlets, staple-bound works, fold-out sheets. Contents are complete and everything is in pristine, excellent condition except the box it all comes in, which shows light wear with a 1"" stain at the upper edge of the box cover, otherwise box has very light corner wear only: near new. Marked ""first edition"" inside cover.

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Price: $49.14


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Building Stories (Pantheon Graphic Library)

Ware, Chris

Pantheon. Hardcover. 0375424334 Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Thank you for supporting our small, family-owned business! . Fair. 2012-10-02. 2nd ed..

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Price: $48.19


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Building Stories

Ware, Chris

Pantheon, 2012-10-02. Hardcover. Good.

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Price: $45.95


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Building Stories

Chris Ware

Random House . hardcover. New. pp. 246

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Building Stories (Pantheon Graphic Library)

Ware, Chris

Pantheon. Hardcover. 0375424334 Brand New in original box, still wrapped in plastic. Everything you need to read the new graphic novel Building Stories: 14 distinctively discrete Books, Booklets, Magazines, Newspapers, and Pamphlets. With the increasing electronic incorporeality of existence, sometimes it?s reassuring?perhaps even necessary?to have something to hold on to. Thus within this colorful keepsake box the purchaser will find a fully-apportioned variety of reading material ready to address virtually any imaginable artistic or poetic taste, from the corrosive sarcasm of youth to the sickening earnestness of maturity?while discovering a protagonist wondering if she?ll ever move from the rented close quarters of lonely young adulthood to the mortgaged expanse of love and marriage. Whether you?re feeling alone by yourself or alone with someone else, this book is sure to sympathize with the crushing sense of life wasted, opportunities missed and creative dreams dashed which afflict the middle- and upper-class literary public (and which can return to them in somewhat damaged form during REM sleep). A pictographic listing of all 14 items (260 pages total) appears on the back, with suggestions made as to appropriate places to set down, forget or completely lose any number of its contents within the walls of an average well-appointed home. As seen in the pages of The New Yorker, The New York Times and McSweeney?s Quarterly Concern, Building Stories collects a decade?s worth of work, with dozens of ?never-before-published? pages (i.e., those deemed too obtuse, filthy or just plain incoherent to offer to a respectable periodical). . New.

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Building Stories

Chris Ware

Hardback. New. In Chris Ware's own words, ' Building Stories follows the inhabitants of a three-flat Chicago apartment house: a thirty-year-old woman who has yet to find someone with whom to spend the rest of her life; a couple who wonder if they can bear each other's company for another minute; and finally an el

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Building Stories

WARE, Chris

Pantheon. Hardcover. 0224078127 Brand New ,Original Book , Direct from Source , Express 5-8 Business days worldwide delivery . New.

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Building Stories (Pantheon Graphic Library)

Ware, Chris

Pantheon. Hardcover. 0375424334 *LIKE NEW* Ships Same Day or Next! . Fine.

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Building Stories (Pantheon Graphic Library)

Ware, Chris

Pantheon. Hardcover. 0375424334 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next! . New.

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Building Stories

Ware, Chris

Pantheon, 2012-10-02. Hardcover. Used:Good.

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Building Stories

Chris Ware

Pantheon, 2012. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In good all round condition. No dust jacket.

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Price: £ 28.39
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Building Stories

Chris Ware

Pantheon, 2012-10-02. First Edition. Hardcover. Good.

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"Building Stories" (part 4) in New York Times Magazine (October 9, 2005)

Ware, Chris

New York, 2005. Fine in original wrappers.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Fine.

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Building Stories

Chris Ware

Pantheon, October 2012. Hardcover. Very Good-. used box set of graphic novels and ephemeral items. contains; folding hardcover board, 2 hardcover books, 2 large newspaper style comics, 2 medium newspaper style comics, 4 staplebound trades, 2 folded bands as comics. all items remain clean with no marks or creasing. box lightly worn otherwise clean.

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Price: $31.92


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Building Stories (Pantheon Graphic Library)

Ware, Chris

Pantheon. Used - Like New. Like New condition. Includes 14 hardcover and paperback books, booklets, magazines, newspapers and pamphlets in box with lid.

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Building Stories (Pantheon Graphic Library)

Ware, Chris

Pantheon. Hardcover. 0375424334 Item in good condition. Textbooks may not include supplemental items i.e. CDs, access codes etc... . Good.

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Price: $29.44


"Building Stories" (Part 5: 1 a.m.) in New York Times Magazine (October 16, 2005)

Ware, Chris

New York, 2005. Near fine with wear at the bottom front corner.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine.

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Price: $25.00


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Building Stories

Chris Ware

Box includes 2 hardcover books and 5 soft bound books.

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Price: $25.00