Chris Ware’s “Discovering America” editorial cartoon for The New Yorker sets a depressing mood for Columbus Day 2010. I only purchase The New Yorker magazine a few times a year, and it is usually on whim when I catch a Chris Ware illustration gracing the front cover.
He usually blends together wit with somber and beautiful color palettes. Should I cough up the money to see how this content transfers over to The New Yorker's newly released iPad app? (download on iTunes here)
“Money...it makes you crazy...A couple of nights ago Phil and I discovered our checking account was overdrawn...” —beginning excerpt from Chris Ware editorial cartoon
The pull-out comic strip tackles sensitive issues surrounding American families and the economic situation. Along with Chris Ware's illustrative commentary, the October 11th issue includes features written by Jonathan Franzen, Malcolm Gladwell, Philip Gourevitch, Jennifer Egan, and Zadie Smith.