Chris Ware





Chris Ware

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

gender
male

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influences


About this author

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 · 34,437 ratings · 2,548 reviews · 72 distinct works · Similar authors
Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartes...
4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 14,724 ratings — published 2000 — 15 editions
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Building Stories
4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 3,765 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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The Acme Novelty Library
4.34 of 5 stars 4.34 avg rating — 1,727 ratings — published 2005 — 5 editions
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The Acme Novelty Library #20
4.35 of 5 stars 4.35 avg rating — 1,031 ratings — published 2010
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Quimby The Mouse
4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 1,179 ratings — published 2003 — 4 editions
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The Acme Novelty Library #16
4.29 of 5 stars 4.29 avg rating — 928 ratings — published 2005
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The Acme Novelty Library #18
4.41 of 5 stars 4.41 avg rating — 752 ratings — published 2007
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The Acme Novelty Library #19
4.47 of 5 stars 4.47 avg rating — 704 ratings — published 2008 — 3 editions
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The Best American Comics 2007
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The Acme Novelty Library #17
4.34 of 5 stars 4.34 avg rating — 613 ratings — published 2006
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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 in an interview, http://bit.ly/empathyware)”
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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Which of these books would you like to be our 9th Group Read Discussion (September 2012)?

The winning pick will be our official 9th Group Read Discussion. The 2nd place finisher will have an optional discussion thread.

 
  11 votes, 22.4%

Astonishing X-Men, Vol. 1: Gifted by Joss Whedon and John Cassaday
 
  7 votes, 14.3%

Tale of Sand by Jim Henson, Jerry Juhl and Ramon Pérez
 
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Midnight Nation by J. Michael Straczynski and Gary Frank
 
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Superior by Mark Millar, Leinil Francis Yu
 
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The Guild by Felicia Day, Jim Rugg and Dan Jackson
 
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Athos in America by Jason
 
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The Moon Moth by Jack Vance and Humayoun Ibrahim
 
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