New ‘This American Life’ Animation by Chris Ware

The new season of This American Life started on May 4th so they had the fabulous Chris Ware create another animated short for an upcoming episode called Every Marriage Is a Courthouse. The episode is mostly about marriages that fall apart, but the story he animates is about a couple who were walking through New York one day when suddenly they see Jackie Onassis waving at the wife. The husband tells the story, then the wife tells the story, but the thing is, in the wife’s version the husband was never there!

Chris’ drawings have never looked better, and seeing them animated again are real treat. Hopefully he creates more of these, like one every episode. They’re so damn enjoyable and pleasing in every way.

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May 14, 2008