Chris Ware lives in Oak Park, Illinois, and is the author of Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth, which was recently selected as one of the hundred best books of the decade by the London Times. He is an irregular contributor to The New Yorker.
This book could make you look at other people in a different way; I certainly will not forget about this book anytime soon.
The story is strong with a constantly moving narrative, and a variety of art styles and panel progressions perfectly fit the events without distraction.
I don't follow regularly, but after seeing excerpts of this one in Best American Comics series volumes, I found myself wanting to read the entire work.
I was a huge Ware fan up until a few years ago when I finally grew weary of the predictability of his stories. Read morePublished 5 months ago by A Reader
We collect Chris Ware's works and he never fails to amuse. If you like this, I would definitely recommend the Joke Library. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Bee C.
I was so used to the Jimmy Corrigan cycle from Chris Ware, I did not realize this is a completely independent, detailed biography of the lead character, Lint. Read morePublished on March 8, 2013 by Joe Adams
This entry in the Acme Novelty Library series is a really good one, I think. I don't follow regularly, but after seeing excerpts of this one in Best American Comics series volumes,... Read morePublished on February 18, 2013 by Josh H-G
After reading these adventures of the Lint family, we want more of it! But then we get the "Buildinhgs Stories" funny box where the stories are printed in many different... Read morePublished on February 10, 2013 by paul braffort
A trusted friend strongly endorsed this book. Both of us are enthusiasts of 20th century ephemera. She found this great. I was expecting, perhaps too much. Read morePublished on January 11, 2013 by Tom Andersen
This is a brilliant biography of a cartoon character -- a high school bully -- which covers a moment from each year of Mr. Lint's life on each page of the book. Read morePublished on November 10, 2012 by David Lasky
This is art. It is greater than the sum of its parts...exponentially so....and yet, initially, seems so simple. It is only vignettes tied poignantly together. Read morePublished on June 21, 2012 by JRR Bookworks
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Jimbo would very much like it, if it would be possible, to please to return his hands if you would be so kind.