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) Cover Image
$47.99
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) Cover Image
$24.75
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.


The Best American Comics 2007 Cover Image
By Anne Elizabeth Moore (Editor), Chris Ware (Editor)
$22.00
ISBN: 9780618718764
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - October 1st, 2007

Guest editor Chris Ware and series editor Anne Elizabeth Moore have sought out the best stories to create this cutting-edge collection. Contributors include Lynda Barry, R. and Aline Crumb, Kim Deitch, Gilbert Hernandez, Seth, and Art Spiegelman.


Acme Novelty Datebook Volume Two: 1995 - Present (Acme Novelty Library) Cover Image
$31.95
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 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."


Acme Novelty Library #19 Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781897299562
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Published: Drawn and Quarterly - October 28th, 2008

The penultimate teen issue of the "ACME Novelty Library "appears this autumn with a new chapter from the electrifying experimental narrative "Rusty Brown," which examines the life, work, and teaching techniques of one of its central real-life protagonists, W. K. Brown.


Acme Novelty Library #17 Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781897299029
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Published: Drawn and Quarterly - November 28th, 2006

Undaunted by lukewarm Internet and blogospheric opinion ("flat," "slow," and "always dreary") of his meretricious return last year to the tradition of the American comic book with the sixteenth issue of his "ACME Novelty Library," cartoonist and professional sentimentalist Chris Ware returns with the seventeenth issue of this same title, and it is almost certain not to change general public opi


McSweeney's Issue 13 Cover Image
By Chris Ware (Editor), Editors of McSweeney's (Compiled by)
$19.20
ISBN: 9781932416084
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Published: McSweeney's - May 14th, 2004

McSweeney's Quarterly Concern #13 is all comics. It is edited by Chris Ware (author of Jimmy Corrigan: Smartest Kid on Earth), and features so many artists to know and love: R. Crumb, Art Spiegelman, Daniel Clowes, Lynda Barry, Los Bros Hernandez, Adrian Tomine, Julie Doucet, and on and on. The issue also includes essays from Michael Chabon, Ira Glass, John Updike, Chip Kidd, and others.


Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth (Pantheon Graphic Library) Cover Image
$17.60
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.


Quimby the Mouse Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781560974550
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Published: Fantagraphics Books - July 1st, 2003

Quimby the Mouse is the second book from Chris Ware; his first book, Jimmy Corrigan (Pantheon, 2000), has been widely acclaimed as one of the medium's finest graphic novels in history and was the winner of the prestigious Guardian First Book Award for 2001.


Acme Novelty Library #20 Cover Image
$21.56
ISBN: 9781770460201
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Published: Drawn and Quarterly - November 9th, 2010

Jordan Wellington Lint, fifty-one, is chief executive officer of Lint Financial Products, a company he began serving in 1985 as assistant and adviser before working his way up its corporate ladder to record-setting innovation in the fields of finance and high-yield investment.