Jimmy Corrigan

Jimmy Corrigan

The Smartest Kid on Earth

Book - 2003
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For five years Chris Ware has been drawing amazingly innovative 'comic strips' about a character called Jimmy Corrigan - a boy with the face of a disappointed old man. Jimmy Corrigan has rightly been hailed as the greatest comic/graphic novel ever to be published and is now available for the first time in paperback.
Publisher: London : 2003. Jonathan Cape,
ISBN: 9780224063975
Branch Call Number: AF WARE


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Guardian First Book Award winner 2001

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Jul 10, 2016

Boring, tedious, dull, and too long. Drab artwork, mostly in tiny panels, very hard (or impossible) to read text. Uninteresting story, unlikeable characters.

Jan 14, 2016

Perhaps my favorite graphic novel. And, dang son... that artwork. At times you'll feel like you're reading schematics or blueprints more than a comic book. So genius. But it's not a happy book by any means, though. Don't read this is you have depression issues--seriously. Ware captures the darker side of human emotion perfectly, but you might walk away thinking "It's terrible to be alive."

Jan 02, 2014

A masterpiece - a simply incredible read with the feeling that you are unfurling something special as you turn the pages.

Aug 14, 2012

I don't get the title "The Smartest Kid on Earth" Should have been "36 year old virgin"
I can't really recommend this. I found it too long and boring but on The other hand the Graphic Art was Great. It seemed to be a partial experimental exercise in methods to display story information with graphic sequences.

Veepea Jan 04, 2012

One of my coworkers really loves this book so I read it and really did not love it. It's just not my type of story, but if you like painful and awkward real life stories this is your book. The artwork and attention to detail are the parts I enjoyed the most.

Jun 30, 2011

Very intense, though I found it a bit difficult to get into at first.

Dec 04, 2010

Beautiful pages and a long story spanning generations. Chris Ware is a genius.


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May 02, 2014

I guess we all make choices as to how we want to live, right?

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