The Adventures of Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Adventures of Jimmy Corrigan In paperback for the first time, and with a sensational new cover, comes Chris Ware's groundbreaking and acclaimed graphic novel, 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.
- Published: 01 March 2005
- Format: Paperback 380 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780375714542 ISBN 10: 0375714545
- Sales rank: 10,514
Full description for The Adventures of Jimmy Corrigan
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."