Is this actually Chris Ware, or just a good homage?
January 21, 2010 10:13 AM   Subscribe

Is this actually Chris Ware, or just a good homage? Conan O'Brian.
posted by Olive Oil to Media & Arts (9 answers total)
 
The post specifically says it's a homage to Ware.
posted by leesh at 10:37 AM on January 21, 2010


Yeah, but the poster said the image was taken with an iPhone camera. I kinda think it is Ware imitating Ware. I thought I'd throw this to the masses and see if any other Ware fans had an opinion.
posted by Olive Oil at 10:54 AM on January 21, 2010


Nothing tragic or depressing is happening in the image, so I vote not actually Ware.

(What does the fact that the blogger used an iPhone have to do with anything?)
posted by ook at 11:08 AM on January 21, 2010


The blogger using an iphone indicates they're not privy to any inside info and so they are likely speculating that's a homage rather than knowing that for certain.
posted by beerbajay at 11:15 AM on January 21, 2010


position of the arms is wrong, as is line weight, so I'm saying homage (plus Ware would've waaaay more crazy panel placement)
posted by The Whelk at 11:36 AM on January 21, 2010 [1 favorite]


Echoing The Whelk, the line weight is wrong. The Chicago MCA had a Ware exhibit a few years ago with original blue-pencil sketches and etc., and from the look of this the artist was working at a larger scale than Ware does (I'd love to be wrong, though, because having Ware on Team Coco would be neat).
posted by shakespeherian at 11:41 AM on January 21, 2010


Okay, a friend of a friend asked Ware himself. Chris did not draw this. Thanks for your help everyone!
posted by Olive Oil at 12:23 PM on January 21, 2010


^^marked as best answer^^
posted by shakespeherian at 12:32 PM on January 21, 2010


This is why I love Ask's huge reach

"So did X do this?"

"Lemme call X. Nope."
posted by The Whelk at 12:44 PM on January 21, 2010


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