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Undaunted by lukewarm Internet and blogospheric opinion ( "flat," "slow," and "always dreary") of his meretricious return last year to the tradition of the American comic book with the sixteenth issue of his ACME Novelty Library, cartoonist and professional sentimentalist Chris Ware returns with the seventeenth issue of this same title, and it is almost certain not to change general public opinion. Continuing with the second half of the introduction to his shamelessly meandering graphic novel Rusty Brown (which began last issue at a private school in the 1970s Midwest), the six-sided crystal suggested by the exegesis of the first installment is slowly turned and examined in midmorning winter sunlight sometime between the bell of first period and the conclusion of lunch for the first through the fourth grades. Also included are more thorough examinations of many of the main characters' cloudy motivations, personal habits, and favorite restaurants, to say nothing of the small dust mote around which they have coalesced and the complications in its life due to the acquisition of superpowers sometime the night before. Like the irritating distant family member you only have to see once a year, the ACME Novelty Library #17 will, as was its predecessor, be published by the author in a single, limited edition only, never to be reprinted until the entire library is collected as a single volume, though it may be promptly remaindered and/or discarded.

Review:

"It's uncanny that someone so young would have such an apparent recollection of the history of comics,and the talent to expand upon it." Art Spiegelman

Review:

"Ware is the most versatile and innovative artist the medium has known." Dave Eggers, The New York Times Book Review

Review:

"Another winner from Ware, up there with Jimmy Corrigan." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"Combining surreal humor, cutting satire, stunning visuals, and empathic characters, Ware's latest is a wondrous journey into the universe of a master cartoonist in peak form." Publishers Weekly

Synopsis:

Cartoonist and professional sentimentalist Chris Ware returns with his 17th issue, continuing with the second half of the introduction to his graphic novel Rusty Brown.

Synopsis:

Undaunted by lukewarm Internet and blogospheric opinion ("flat," "slow," and "always dreary") of his meretricious return last year to the tradition of the American comic book with the sixteenth issue of his ACME Novelty Library, cartoonist and professional sentimentalist Chris Ware returns with the seventeenth issue of this same title, and it is almost certain not to change general public opinion. Continuing with the second half of the introduction to his shamelessly meandering graphic novel Rusty Brown (which began last issue at a private school in the 1970s Midwest), the six-sided crystal suggested by the exegesis of the first installment is slowly turned and examined in midmorning winter sunlight sometime between the bell of first period and the conclusion of lunch for the first through the fourth grades. Also included are more thorough examinations of many of the main characters' cloudy motivations, personal habits, and favorite restaurants, to say nothing of the small dust mote around which they have coalesced and the complications in its life due to the acquisition of superpowers sometime the night before. Like the irritating distant family member you only have to see once a year, the ACME Novelty Library #17 will, as was its predecessor, be published by the author in a single, limited edition only, never to be reprinted until the entire library is collected as a single volume, though it may be promptly remaindered and/or discarded.

About the Author

Chris Ware was born in Omaha, Nebraska in 1967. He moved to San Antonio Texas at 16 and went to the University of Texas in Austin. There he began publishing a weekly strip in the local paper. Art Spiegelman saw his strip and called the sophomore and gave the unknown cartoonist 4 pages of RAW. He moved to Chicago in the early 90s and began publishing in the pages of the Chicago alt weekly New City the strip known as The Acme Novelty Library (the series is available from Fantagraphics). This critically acclaimed strip, which won several comics awards during the 1990s, is where Chris honed his distinctive style. From this strip emerged the graphic novel Jimmy Corrigan — the Smartest Kid on Earth (Pantheon Books, 2000) which received the Guardian First Book Award in 2001 and the American Book Award in 2000 and the prestigious French comics award "L'Alph Art" award in 2003.

Chris is also one of America's most respected popular artists and his work has appeared in many international art exhibits, and in 2002, at home in the Whitney Art Museum of New York.

In his spare time Chris publishes The RagTime Ephemeralist, an exquisitely designed and informative journal devoted to the exploration, preservation, and celebration of early 20th century American popular music.

He continues to publish the Acme Novelty library every week in Chicago where he lives with his wife Marnie.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781897299029
Publisher:
Drawn and Quarterly
Subject:
Literary
Author:
Ware, Chris
Subject:
Comic books, strips, etc.
Subject:
Graphic Novels
Subject:
CGN006000
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Acme Novelty Library
Series Volume:
17
Publication Date:
20061128
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full Color Illustrations
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
7.00 x 9.25 in

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Product details 64 pages Drawn & Quarterly - English 9781897299029 Reviews:
"Review" by , "It's uncanny that someone so young would have such an apparent recollection of the history of comics,and the talent to expand upon it."
"Review" by , "Ware is the most versatile and innovative artist the medium has known."
"Review" by , "Another winner from Ware, up there with Jimmy Corrigan."
"Review" by , "Combining surreal humor, cutting satire, stunning visuals, and empathic characters, Ware's latest is a wondrous journey into the universe of a master cartoonist in peak form."
"Synopsis" by , Cartoonist and professional sentimentalist Chris Ware returns with his 17th issue, continuing with the second half of the introduction to his graphic novel Rusty Brown.
"Synopsis" by ,
Undaunted by lukewarm Internet and blogospheric opinion ("flat," "slow," and "always dreary") of his meretricious return last year to the tradition of the American comic book with the sixteenth issue of his ACME Novelty Library, cartoonist and professional sentimentalist Chris Ware returns with the seventeenth issue of this same title, and it is almost certain not to change general public opinion. Continuing with the second half of the introduction to his shamelessly meandering graphic novel Rusty Brown (which began last issue at a private school in the 1970s Midwest), the six-sided crystal suggested by the exegesis of the first installment is slowly turned and examined in midmorning winter sunlight sometime between the bell of first period and the conclusion of lunch for the first through the fourth grades. Also included are more thorough examinations of many of the main characters' cloudy motivations, personal habits, and favorite restaurants, to say nothing of the small dust mote around which they have coalesced and the complications in its life due to the acquisition of superpowers sometime the night before. Like the irritating distant family member you only have to see once a year, the ACME Novelty Library #17 will, as was its predecessor, be published by the author in a single, limited edition only, never to be reprinted until the entire library is collected as a single volume, though it may be promptly remaindered and/or discarded.

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