Chris Ware is a cartoonist and the author of the extraordinary new "book" Building Stories (http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2012/11/05/building-stories-chris-ware/)In this interview with Debbie Millman, Ware discusses the relationship between storytelling and empathy, the challenges of giving shape to the human experience, the subtle commentary on sexuality in his work, and the role of sadness in writing.

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Chris Ware

ARTIST / AUTHOR / CARTOONIST

2012

AUTHOR / COMICS / GRAPHIC NOVEL / NATIONAL TREASURE / NEW YORKER

And remember, we can talk about making a difference, we can make a difference, or we can do both.  — Debbie Millman