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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Franklin Christenson Ware  

Pen Name: Chris Ware

Genre: Fiction Other

Born: 1967 in Omaha, Nebraska

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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 library.
ISBN: 1770460209. OCLC Number: 555656507

Drawn & Quarterly,. .

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.

The ACME novelty library.
ISBN: 1897299567. OCLC Number: 216941829

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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.