Chris Ware interviewed on ‘Comix’ (Arte)

Just a few kilometers away from here, on the other side of Strasbourg, are the headquarters of Arte television, which must be unique in the world as a entirely dual language arts and culture TV channel. The channel broadcasts two feeds with the same programming, one in German and one in French, to France, Germany and Switzerland.

This episode of the Arte documentary programme Comix (directed by Cités Obscures artist Benoit Peeters) on Chris Ware was broadcast in 2005, and by means that are probably not entirely legal, has found its way onto YouTube. Nothing ground breakingly revelatory, but an interesting insight nonetheless, and a very tastefully edited and directed film. The introduction is in French, but the rest of the programme is in English with French subtitles.

Part one is here:

Part two is here:

Part three is here:


  1. Where did these links go? I can’t seem to see them here. Also where did you find the Chris Ware interview in Comics Journal 200 online? I couldn’t track it from your post. I’m doing a critical paper on Ware and would love to find this interview, it’s impossible.


  2. sorry, they loaded slowly, I got the links now, thanks. I’m still looking for THe Comics Journal 200, though. Great post about the interview, btw!

    tim Foss

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