Chris Ware

Chris Ware is the author of Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth and the annual amateur periodical The ACME Novelty Library. A contributor to The New Yorker and The Virginia Quarterly Review, Mr. Ware was the first cartoonist chosen to regularly serialize an ongoing story in The New York Times Magazine in 2005-2006. He edited the 13th issue of McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern in 2004 as well as Houghton-Mifflin’s Best American Comics 2007, and his work was the focus of an exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago in 2006 and the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery in Lincoln, Nebraska in 2007. He lives in Oak Park, Illinois with his wife, Marnie, a high school science teacher, and their daughter, Clara.
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Building Stories (Pantheon Graphic Library) By Chris Ware Cover Image
$60.00
ISBN: 9780375424335
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Published: Pantheon - October 2nd, 2012

Our storefront is featured in a panel in Building Stories!


The Acme Novelty Library (Pantheon Graphic Library) By Chris Ware Cover Image
$27.50
ISBN: 9780375422959
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Published: Pantheon - September 20th, 2005

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.


Acme Novelty Datebook Volume Two: 1995 - Present (Acme Novelty Library) By Chris Ware Cover Image
$39.95
ISBN: 9781897299180
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Published: Drawn and Quarterly - December 10th, 2007

Straggling behind the mild 2003 success of cartoonist Chris Ware's first facsimile collection of his miscellaneous sketches, notes, and adolescent fantasies arrives this second volume, updating weary readers with Ware's clichéd and outmoded insights from the late twentieth century.


Acme Novelty Library #18 By Chris Ware Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781897299173
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Published: Drawn and Quarterly - December 10th, 2007

In keeping with his athletic goal of issuing a volume of his occasionally lauded ACME series once every new autumn, volume 18 finds cartoonist Chris Ware abandoning the engaging serialization of his "Rusty Brown" and instead focusing upon his ongoing and more experimentally grim narrative "Building Stories."


Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth (Pantheon Graphic Library) By Chris Ware Cover Image
$19.80
ISBN: 9780375714542
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Published: Pantheon - April 29th, 2003

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.


Acme Novelty Library #20 By Chris Ware Cover Image
$23.95
ISBN: 9781770460201
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Published: Drawn and Quarterly - November 9th, 2010

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