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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Franklin Christopher Ware  

Pen Name: Chris Ware

Genre: Fiction Other

Audience: Adult; Adult; Young Adult; Young Adult; Children; Children;

Born: 1967 in Omaha, Nebraska

-- Franklin Christopher Ware on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Chris attended The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1991-1993. He now lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Chris Ware, is an American comic book artist and cartoonist, notable for his ''Acme Novelty Library'' series and the graphic novel ''Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth''. Born in Omaha, Nebraska, he resides in the Chicago area. His works explore themes of social isolation, emotional torment and depression.

Published Works

  • Acme Novelty Library #18, Drawn and Quarterly, 2007
  • Acme Novelty Library #19, Drawn and Quarterly, 2008
  • Acme Novelty Library #20, Drawn and Quarterly, 2010
  • Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid On Earth, Pantheon, 2003
  • The Acme Novelty Library, Pantheon, 2005
  • Acme Novelty Datebook, Drawn and Quarterly, 2007
  • Quimby The Mouse, Jonathan Cape, 2003

Selected Titles At Your Library

The Acme novelty library.
ISBN: 1897299176. OCLC Number:

Acme Novelty :. Chicago :. ©2007.

The ACME novelty library.
ISBN: 1897299567. OCLC Number:

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Collects stories about Rusty Brown, who goes to Mars with a woman to establish a settlement, and delves into the character of his father, W.K. Brown, who lives an awkward life either alone or with his wife and deals with strange occurences at work and in the bedroom.

ACME novelty library.
ISBN: 1770460209. OCLC Number:

Drawn & Quarterly,. Montréal :. c2010.

Chronicles Jordan Lint's entire life in a series of single-page vignettes, from his troubled childhood, stormy adolescence, and failures as husband, father, and businessman, right up to his eventual death.

Jimmy Corrigan :
ISBN: 0375714545. OCLC Number:

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A graphic novel chronicles four generations of the Corrigan men, from 1893 to 1983.

ISBN: 0375422951. OCLC Number:

Pantheon Books,. [New York] :. [2005]

The creator of Jimmy Corrigan presents a collection of both new and previously published material featuring such colorful characters as Jimmy Corrigan, Rocket Sam, Quimby the mouse, the Super-man, Sparky the cat, Big Tex, and Rusty Brown, a young suburban Chicago outcast and toy collector.

The acme novelty date book :
ISBN: 1897299184. OCLC Number:

Drawn and Quarterly ;. Montréal, Quebec :. 2007.

A collection of cartoonist Chris Ware's sketchbook pages drawn between 1995 and 2002.

Quimby the mouse :
ISBN: 022407265X. OCLC Number:

Jonathan Cape,. London :. ©2003.

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