Chris Ware (2269 words)

David M. Ball (Dickinson College )
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With the possible exception of Art Spiegelman, no other author of graphic novels has received the acclaim or recognition given to Chris Ware. Author of Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth (2000) and over 20 volumes of the serialized The ACME Novelty Library (1993-present), Ware has emerged at the forefront of a generation of comics artists who are garnering the attention of both literary scholars and the wider reading public. Appearing in literary and comics anthologies, having won every major award in the comics industry multiple times, and with two major book-length works nearing completion, Ware stands to become one of the most consequential authors of his generation of American writers, both in the medium of …

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Ball, David M.. "Chris Ware". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 04 August 2011
[, accessed 18 October 2018.]

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