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2011-08-25 06:31 (UTC)
I think you misunderstand my point - I'm not proceeding under any assumption that Chris Ware is mentally *unsound* and can't form opinions of his own.
I just don't think that Chris Ware *is* labelling his own work nihlistic and disowning it - I think he was exploring unhappiness and faithfully recording everything that goes along with it, including the persistent thought that everything you do sucks and you're a terrible person. I don't think those things are his honest, actual opinions, because if they were he'd presumably have stopped creating a long time ago.
Also, to people who are depressed (which a. is a mental illness, but doesn't make you mentally unsound/incapable of rational thought, and b. Ware may or may not be, I really don't think it matters for the sake of my argument) comments like Morrison's, which imply that you are an indulged pansy who just needs to shake themselves out of it, are the icing on the unpleasantly tasteless cake.
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