Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth

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Jonathan Cape, 2003 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 380 pages
491 Reviews
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.

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Book club selection: gorgeously illustrated books. - Goodreads
Ware's graphic novel was difficult to read. - Goodreads
A magnificent portrayal of one everyman's yearning. - Goodreads
The font is a real eye strain. - Goodreads
I was recommended this book for the artwork. - Goodreads
The one drawback is in the layout of the frames. - Goodreads

Review: Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth

User Review  - Taco Stocco - Goodreads

I will say this is a hard book for me to rate. While this is an amazing book to look at, with great artwork that is used to enhance the story..... the story is just so darn sad! This story is really a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Katie - Goodreads

Hard to get through. I'm not doubting it's a case of where I just "didn't get it". I'll wait a few years and try again. Read full review

About the author (2003)

Chris Ware was born in 1967 in Omaha, Nebraska, and currently lives in Chicago. He is the author and creator of the beloved 'Acme Novelty Library' series of children's guidebooks, game pamphlets and picnic song-sheets, irregular organs through which the bulk of this work passed.

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