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Rocket Sam in "Tis the Season of Giving on Planet X-38"

A work made of pen and black ink, over graphite, with white gouache, and blue colored pencil on bristol board.

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  • A work made of pen and black ink, over graphite, with white gouache, and blue colored pencil on bristol board.

Date:

2005

Artist:

Chris Ware
American, born 1967

About this artwork

Ware, who studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago from 1991 to 1993, is one of the foremost writers and designers of graphic novels, creating serials and one-off panels that he has described as an “art of the people.” This drawing, from the artist’s Rocket Sam series, is an example of the large-panel comics that Ware drew for the Chicago Reader. In this episode a profoundly lonely spaceman builds a robot and instructs it to give him a Christmas present; the final sequence reveals the scheme’s comic ending. Influenced by Charles Schulz’s treatment of his characters in Peanuts, Ware strives to make the reader “feel through the character” in his work.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Chris Ware

Title

Rocket Sam in "Tis the Season of Giving on Planet X-38"

Place

United States (Artist's nationality)

Date

2005

Medium

Pen and black ink, over graphite, with white gouache, and blue colored pencil on Bristol board

Dimensions

72.7 × 50 cm (28 5/8 × 19 11/16 in.)

Credit Line

Print and Drawing Club Fund

Reference Number

2006.261

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