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Jun 21, 2008

Day 33: Jimmy Corrigan (Acme Novelty Library)

Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth is a widely-acclaimed graphic novel by Chris Ware, published by Fantagraphics Books in 2000. The story, previously serialized in the pages of Ware's comic book Acme Novelty Library (and, previous to that, in the alternative Chicago weekly New City), is about Jimmy Corrigan, a meek and lonely man in his late thirties who meets his father for the first time in a Michigan town over Thanksgiving weekend. Jimmy is an awkward and cheerless character with an overbearing mother and a very limited social life. Jimmy attempts to escape his unhappiness via an active imagination that sometimes gets him into awkward situations.


Joseph Chiang said...

The Acme Novelty Library is one of my favorite comic books, and I recommend anyone who haven't heard of it to check out the works by Chris Ware, who is also a very highly respected toy designer. You can check out his vast collection of papertoys here:


Operator said...

He looks so amazing, wonderful work!

Elizabeth said...

I didn't know a thing about Jimmy Corrigan until this post. Curious for some more details, I did a little research.

It seems that he is the sacred scarab of the comic book world.


Unknown said...

Hi there!

I just have to say, I'm completely blown away by your work. I happened upon your Edward Scissorhands on Etsy and now I'm hooked! You are really very talented and I think this project is wonderful!

Keep up the outstanding work!


JDW said...

ah finally, i saw this one in the back of an earlier post and had no idea who it was, at least i can stop guessing ;P

lildisnie said...

I find most of the downloads missing from after this post...

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