The University Press of Mississippi has recently released The Comics of Chris Ware: Drawing Is a Way of Thinking, billed as a “valuable reference for scholars and teachers of Ware’s works, constituting an essential volume in any library of comics scholarship.”

For sure. The book contains such chapters as “The Limits of Realism: Alternative Comics and Middlebrow Aesthetics in the Anthologies of Chris Ware” and “Masked Fathers: Jimmy Corrigan and the Superheroic Legacy.”

What the self-effacing Ware might think of this treatment can be found in this passage from the chapter called “Chris Ware’s Failures” by editor David M. Ball: