Chris Ware

(1967- )

Chris Ware is best known for his series of intensely designed series of books, The ACME Novelty Library, which is published occasionally by Fantagraphics Books. The serialized stories that make up these books are being collected into stand-alone graphic novels by Ware's other publisher, Pantheon.

Although Ware published several strips and stories while he was in college, it was Art Spiegelman who first brought Ware to a larger audience by publishing several of Ware's short stories in his RAW anthology in the late '80s and early '90s.

Ware also does some editing and design work for some of the larger American book publishers. Such examples include his editing of the 2007 Best American Comics anthology for Houghton Mifflin, and his design work for the Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition of Voltaire's Candide (2005).

Over the years Ware has won numerous awards for his comic books, including the Guardian First Book Award in 2001 and the "Best Album" prize at the 2003 Angoulême International Comics Festival (both for Jimmy Corrigan).

Author's Pantheon Webpage on
Chris Ware

Author's Webpage on
Chris Ware

The ACME Novelty Datebook, 1986-1995
The ACME Novelty Datebook, 1995-Present
The ACME Novelty Library
Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth
Quimby the Mouse