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    DescriptionThis 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 gingerly deports itself between 1890's Chicago and 1980's small town Michigan, the reader is helped along by thousands of colored illustrations and diagrams, which, when read rapidly in sequence, provide a convincing illusion of life and movement. The bulk of the work is supported by fold-out instructions, an index, paper cut-outs, and a brief apology, all of which concrete to form a rich portrait of a man stunted by a paralyzing fear of being disliked. "From the Hardcover edition."


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    Title
    The Adventures of Jimmy Corrigan
    Subtitle
    The Smartest Kid on Earth
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Chris Ware
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 380
    Width: 158 mm
    Height: 204 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 839 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780375714542
    ISBN 10: 0375714545
    Classifications

    Ingram Subject Code: GV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F3.0
    DC21: 741.5973
    BIC E4L: GRA
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: FX
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11800
    Libri: ENGM1080
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    BISAC V2.8: HUM001000
    Libri: COMI3525
    DC22: 741.5/973
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: GPH
    B&T General Subject: 400
    B&T Approval Code: A23430000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 15
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PN6727.W285 J56 2002
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000, CGN004140, CGN010000
    Libri: GRAP3000
    Thema V1.0: XY, WHX
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT
    Publisher
    Fantagraphics
    Imprint name
    Fantagraphics
    Publication date
    01 March 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Seattle
    Author Information
    CHRIS WARE is widely acknowledged as the most gifted and beloved cartoonist of his generation by both his mother and seven-year-old daughter. "Building Stories," released in 2012, received 4 Eisner Awards, including Best Graphic Album, in 2013. 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 Times" (London) 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 Oak Park, Illinois.
    Review quote
    "This haunting and unshakable book will change the way you look at your world. Ware captures landscapes made to flatten emotion--a clinic shrouded in snow, a sterile apartment complex--and yet shows the reader the meaning and even beauty in every glimpse from a highway, every snippet of small talk." --"Time" magazine ""Jimmy Corrigan" pushes the form of comics into unexpected formal and emotional territory." --"Chicago Tribune ""Graphically inventive, wonderfully realized . . . ["Jimmy Corrigan"] is wonderfully illustrated in full color, and Ware's spare, iconic drawing style can render vivid architectural complexity or movingly capture the stark despondency of an unloved child." --"Publishers Weekly" (starred review) " ""Ware's use of words is sparing, and at times maudlin. But the real joy is his art. It's stunning. In terms of attention to detail, graceful use of color, and overall design--Ware has no peer. And while each panel is relentlessly polished--never an errant line or lazily rendered image--his drawings, somehow, remain delicate and achingly lyrical." --Dave Eggers, "The New York Times Book Review " "From the Hardcover edition."
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    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 gingerly deports itself between 1890's Chicago and 1980's small town Michigan, the reader is helped along by thousands of colored illustrations and diagrams, which, when read rapidly in sequence, provide a convincing illusion of life and movement. The bulk of the work is supported by fold-out instructions, an index, paper cut-outs, and a brief apology, all of which concrete to form a rich portrait of a man stunted by a paralyzing fear of being disliked. "From the Hardcover edition.