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CHRIS WARE is widely acknowledged as the most gifted and beloved cartoonist of his generation by both his mother and seven-year-old daughter. His Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth won the Guardian First Book Award and was listed as one of the 100 Best Books of the Decade by the London Times in 2009. An irregular contributor to This American Life and The New Yorker (where some of the pages of this book first appeared) his original drawings have been exhibited in the Whitney Biennial, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and in piles behind his work table in... Read More

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The Acme Novelty Library

Written by Chris Ware


Format: Hardcover, 108 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: September 20, 2005
Price: $27.50

Utterly eschewing the general bonhomie surrounding the newly-minted contemporary regard for the comic strip medium as a language of complicated personal expression and artistic sophistication, professional colorist and award-winning letterer F. C. Ware returns to the book trade with “The ACME Novelty Library,” a hardcover distillation of all his surviving one-page... Read more >

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Building Stories

Written by Chris Ware


Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: October 2, 2012
Price: $50.00

Everything you need to read the new graphic novel Building Stories: 14 distinctively discrete Books, Booklets, Magazines, Newspapers, and Pamphlets.

With the increasing electronic incorporeality of existence, sometimes it’s reassuring—perhaps even necessary—to have something to hold on to. Thus within this colorful keepsake box the purchaser will find a fully-apportioned variety of... Read more >

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Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth

Written by Chris Ware


Format: Trade Paperback, 380 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: April 29, 2003
Price: $19.95

Winner of the Guardian First Book Award

This first book from Chicago author Chris Ware is a pleasantly-decorated view at a lonely and emotionally-impaired “everyman” (Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth), who is provided, at age 36, the opportunity to meet his father for the first time. An improvisatory romance which... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover.

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Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth

Written by Chris Ware


Format: Hardcover, 380 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: September 12, 2000
Price: $35.00

Winner of the Guardian First Book Award

This first book from Chicago author Chris Ware is a pleasantly-decorated view at a lonely and emotionally-impaired "everyman" (Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth), who is provided, at age 36, the opportunity to meet his father for the first time. An improvisatory romance which... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
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