Cartoonist Chris Ware on Outsider Art, Reading Aloud and the Common Core

Cartoonist Chris Ware on Outsider Art, Reading Aloud and the Common Core,” Salon, March 2014

 At a recent conference with my daughter’s teacher, I expressed my frustration with the increasing lack of time for her to draw in school, and her teacher said that the new Common Core standards not only didn’t include it, they didn’t allow for any extra time for what are considered “non-literate” endeavors. Of course, this attitude is asinine; one only needs to see the drawings that Nabokov did for himself to understand Tolstoy and even his own books.

Building Stories by Chris Ware