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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Franklin Christopher Ware  

Pen Name: Chris Ware

Genre: Fiction Other

Audience: Adult; Young Adult; 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.

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Acme Novelty Datebook Volume Two
ISBN: 1897299184. OCLC Number:

Drawn and Quarterly. .

Acme Novelty Library #18
ISBN: 1897299176. OCLC Number:

Drawn & Quarterly. .

Jimmy Corrigan
ISBN: 0375714545. OCLC Number: 45502936

Pantheon Books. .

Quimby the Mouse
ISBN: 022407265X. OCLC Number:

Jonathan Cape. .

The ACME novelty library
ISBN: 0375422951. OCLC Number:

Pantheon Books. .