As one of today's most renowned cartoonists, Chris Ware is widely considered an artist of genius.
Combining innovative comic book art, hand lettering, and graphic design, Ware's uniquely appealing work is characterized by ceaseless experimentation with narrative and graphic forms. This book is the first to explore the life and work of Chris Ware.
For this volume, Raeburn interviewed Chris Ware for many hours to make fascinating connections between Jimmy Corrigan's fictional life and the life of his creator. Raeburn discusses the scope of Ware's career, including drawing for New City, the New York, and his own comic book, The Acme Novelty Library.
As Raeburn shows, Ware's unique art form extends beyond the world of graphic novels in the the broader worlds of literature, graphic art, and popular culture, and challenges traditional definitions of all three.