When I started writing what was then a biography of Crockett Johnson (back in the late 1990s), I thought: When I finish this, I really will have achieved something. Even as I wrote other books, I continued to think of the biography –Â which became a double biography of Johnson and Krauss –Â as The Big Achievement.
As one of the first people to teach Chris Ware’sÂ Building Stories (which just came out last month), I thought I would share what I’m planning. Given the loud and enthusiastic acclaim that has greeted Building Stories, I expect that others will also teach the work. Â (To the best of my knowledge, the only other person
After a failed stage adaptation and one failed radio version, Crockett Johnson’s Barnaby headed for the stage a second time. Â Adapted for children’s theatre by Robert and Lilian Masters, thisÂ Barnaby made its debut in Terre Haute, Indiana, in May 1948. Â Looking ahead to the publication (in February 2013, I am told) ofÂ The Complete Barnaby, Vol.