Monday, October 22, 2012, 7:30 – 9:00pm

Chris Ware & Charles Burns: Building Comix

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. $5; admission may be used toward the purchase of any book by Ware or Burns.


In the world of graphic novels—heck; in the world of publishing—superstars just don’t shine much more brightly than these two sterling comix stars: Chris Ware and Charles Burns. And—lucky us—each has a book coming out this fall. Ware, whose work recalls the greatest 20th-century cartoonists with a style and worldview utterly, unmistakably, his own, has packed his new graphic novel, Building Stories, with advanced wood-pulp technology, ambition, emotions—and exquisite artistry. And Burns, who grew up in Seattle and crafted the semi-autobiographical magnum opus Black Hole, brings The Hive, the second part of his epic masterpiece trilogy of graphic horror. Presented as part of the Town Hall Arts & Culture series with Fantagraphics.

Tickets are $5 at or 888/377-4510 and at the door beginning at 6:30 pm. Admission may be used toward the purchase of any book by Ware or Burns. Town Hall members receive priority seating. Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. 


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  1. DominicH.
    Posted October 19, 2012 at 3:12 am | Permalink

    Hi there, will this talk be recorded/filmed? I live in South Africa and would love to get some form of coverage. Many thanks and much love

    • Town Hall
      Posted October 19, 2012 at 6:47 am | Permalink

      Yes, Town Hall will be recording the audio portion of this talk for our media library. Check this page again a few days after the event!

      • Posted November 25, 2012 at 7:12 pm | Permalink

        Are there still plans to post the audio from this talk? (I was there but I’d like to share it with others.) Thanks.

        • Patron Services
          Posted November 28, 2012 at 12:17 pm | Permalink

          I’m sorry to say that at the request of the authors we won’t be posting audio from this one.

  2. JP
    Posted October 22, 2012 at 1:21 pm | Permalink

    Why isnt Chip Kidd mentioned in this advertisement? Is he not coming now?

    • Town Hall
      Posted October 22, 2012 at 4:43 pm | Permalink

      Unfortunately, no. Chip’s schedule changed and he wasn’t able to be here. Bummer.

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