Jimmy Corrigan
The Smartest Kid on Earth
Chris Ware

This first book from Chicago author Chris Ware is a pleasantly-decorated view at a lonely and emotionally-impaired "everyman" (Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth), who is provided, at age 36, the opportunity to meet his father for the first time. An improvisatory romance which gingerly deports itself between 1890's Chicago and 1980's small town Michigan, the reader is helped along by thousands of colored illustrations and diagrams, which, when read rapidly in sequence, provide a convincing illusion of life and movement. The bulk of the work is supported by fold-out instructions, an index, paper cut-outs, and a brief apology, all of which concrete to form a rich portrait of a man stunted by a paralyzing fear of being disliked.

Title Jimmy Corrigan
Subtitle The Smartest Kid on Earth
Author Chris Ware
Publisher Pantheon
Title First Published 29 April 2003
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 380 p.
ISBN-10 0375714545
ISBN-13 9780375714542
Publication Date 29 April 2003
Main content page count 380
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $19.95

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