Chris Ware





Chris Ware


Born
in Omaha, Nebraska, The United States
December 28, 1967

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Influences


CHRIS WARE is widely acknowledged as the most gifted and beloved cartoonist of his generation by both his mother and seven-year-old daughter. His Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth won the Guardian First Book Award and was listed as one of the 100 Best Books of the Decade by the London Times in 2009. An irregular contributor to This American Life and The New Yorker (where some of the pages of this book first appeared) his original drawings have been exhibited in the Whitney Biennial, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and in piles behind his work table in Oak Park, Illinois.

Average rating: 4.12 · 41,594 ratings · 2,933 reviews · 75 distinct works · Similar authors
Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartes...

4.10 avg rating — 17,779 ratings — published 2000 — 16 editions
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Building Stories

4.27 avg rating — 4,865 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
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The Acme Novelty Library

4.34 avg rating — 2,010 ratings — published 2005 — 5 editions
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The Acme Novelty Library #20

4.32 avg rating — 1,315 ratings — published 2010
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Quimby The Mouse

4.08 avg rating — 1,349 ratings — published 1994 — 4 editions
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The Acme Novelty Library #16

4.30 avg rating — 1,042 ratings — published 2005
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The Acme Novelty Library #18

4.40 avg rating — 829 ratings — published 2007
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The Acme Novelty Library #19

4.45 avg rating — 786 ratings — published 2008 — 3 editions
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The Best American Comics 2007

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3.71 avg rating — 923 ratings — published 2007
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The Acme Novelty Library #1

4.18 avg rating — 751 ratings — published 1993
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October 2012, Chris Ware
"His Favorite Concept Books: The cartoonist shares his favorite books that come in unique packages, not unlike his new graphic boxed set, Building Stories." ...More

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“There is absolutely no single aspect of one’s personality that is more important to develop than empathy, which is not a skill at which men typically are asked to excel. I believe empathy is not only the core of art, literature and music, but should also be at the core of society, from ethics to economics.”
Chris Ware

“One of the most valuable things one of my art teachers said to me was, ‘Don’t get upset by criticism. Value the fact that at least someone noticed what you did.”
Chris Ware

“METAPHOR: A tightly fitting suit of metal, generally tin, which entirely encloses the wearer, both impeding free movement and preventing emotional expression and/or social contact.”
Chris Ware, Jimmy Corrigan: El Chico más Listo del Mundo

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