April 1, 2003
April 1, 2003
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.
From the Hardcover edition.
This elaborate graphic novel (which features a cover that expands into a poster and all manner of foldout pages), set in a curious, otherworldly version of Chicago, tells the tale of borderline paranoid Jimmy Corrigan who finds himself with the opportunity to finally meet his long-lost father.
- Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes, Comics + Graphic Novels
- Subgenre: General, Literary Genres + Types of Novels
- Edition: Reprint
- Language: English
- Author: Chris Ware
- Online Item #: 11339177
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-7009
- ISBN: 9780375714542
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported