Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth

Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth

by Chris Ware (Author)

Synopsis

Jimmy Corrigan has rightly been hailed as the greatest graphic novel ever to be published. It won the Guardian First Book Award 2001, the first graphic novel to win a major British literary prize. It is the tragic autobiography of an office dogsbody in Chicago who one day meets the father who abandoned him as a child. With a subtle, complex and moving story and the drawings that are as simple and original as they are strikingly beautiful, Jimmy Corrigan is a book unlike any other and certainly not to be missed.

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More Information

Format: Paperback
Pages: 384
Edition: New edition
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd
Published: 22 May 2003

ISBN 10: 0224063979
ISBN 13: 9780224063975
Book Overview: The most ambitious, beautiful, moving 'comic book' ever produced: an astonishing tour de force that won the Guardian First Book Award 2001 and The American Book Award 2001.

Media Reviews
Jimmy Corrigan is certainly the greatest thing in strip cartoons since Krazy Kat and Little Nemo -- Raymond Briggs
Ware is the most versatile and innovative artist the medium has known - arguably the greatest achievement of the form ever -- Dave Eggers * New York Times Book Review *
This new book seems to be another milestone in the demonstration of what comics can be -- Art Spiegelman, author of Maus
Chris Ware has produced a book as beautiful as any published this year, but also one which challenges us to think again about what literature is and where it is going -- Claire Armitstead * Guardian *
Perhaps best read in a single sitting, Jimmy Corrigan is perceptive, poetic, and sometimes profound, generously rewarding the absorption it requires * Independent *
Author Bio
Chris Ware lives in Oak Park, Illinois, and is the author of Jimmy Corrigan - the Smartest Kid on Earth. He is currently serializing two new graphic novels in his ongoing periodical The ACME Novelty Library, the 20th issue of which will be released in fall 2010. He has guest-edited McSweeney's Quarterly Concern and Houghton-Mifflin's Best American Comics, and was the first cartoonist chosen to regularly serialize an ongoing story in The New York Times Magazine. A semi-regular contributor to the New Yorker, his work was included in the 2002 Whitney Biennial, was favored with an exhibit of its own at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago in 2006, and will be exhibited at the Gavle Konstcentrum in Gavle, Sweden, in 2010.