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Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth


$35.00 Released September, 2000

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Beautiful and unique artwork. Visual style evokes classic American strips from the early 20th century. Complex narrative techniques demand the reader's attention.

The Cons:Difficult to understand. Non- linear storyline makes novel confusing. Very likely to make you feel depressed. The slow pacing, while deliberate, may put some off of finishing the whole thing.

Published in 2000, Jimmy Corrigan, The Smartest Kid on Earth was the first release by cult-classic cartoonist Chris Ware that saw widespread attention. The book tells the story of the titular Jimmy Corrigan meeting his father for the first time in his adulthood while intermittently showing the events of his grandfather's childhood during the World's Columbian Exposition in 1901.

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It has received widespread critical acclaim and numerous awards.

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  • 2

    Beautiful and unique artwork

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    Visual style evokes classic American strips from the early 20th century.

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    Complex narrative techniques demand the reader's attention.

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    Collects and finalizes scattered material from issues of The Acme Novelty Library from 1995 to 2000.

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    Jimmy Corrigan is an interesting, real and flawed character.

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    Filled with genuinely funny moments that also help further plot and character development.

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    PJTheKick recommended it what more could you ask for

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    Complex and intricate plot that pushes boundaries into genres unseen before in the medium

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    Philosophically relevant with interesting views on fatherhood, hero roles and social interaction

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    Plot is well paced with several interconnecting plot lines running parallel, keeping events fresh and varied

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    Takes advantage of the unique sense of comic/tragic timing that written words alone cannot produce

Cons
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    Difficult to understand. Non- linear storyline makes novel confusing.

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    Very likely to make you feel depressed.

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    The slow pacing, while deliberate, may put some off of finishing the whole thing.

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