"Luckily, Ware’s cleverness has universal appeal. Whether you’re a Sweet Pickles-loving plebe or a fancy Francophile genius, I can guarantee that you, too, will feel an overwhelming sense of wonderment and religious-grade awe as you open the Building Stories box. It’s as though you have unearthed god’s blueprints for humanity or a treasure trove of someone’s very orderly outsider art. This thing, whatever it is, is straight-up super beautiful, and the experience of reading it is like unwrapping birthday presents and choosing your own adventure all at once. It is the joy of reading incarnate, and I don’t think I’ve experienced it so intensely since I was a kid.”

- Kim O’Connor reviews Chris Ware’s “deconstructed graphic novel” Building Stories