The College Arts & Humanities Institute presents
a Ruth N. Halls lecture:
Award-winning Cartoonist and Author of Building Stories
and Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth
November 12, 2013
Chris Ware is one of the most important graphic artists working today. His graphic novel Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth (Pantheon, 2000) received an American Book Award in 2000, the Guardian First Book Award in 2001, and the French comics award “L’Alph Art” in 2003. In 2009 Jimmy Corrigan was named as one of the “100 Best Books of the Decade” by The Times (London). Ware is also the author of The Acme Novelty Datebook Volumes 1 and 2 (Drawn & Quarterly, 2003, 2007), Quimby the Mouse (Fantagraphics, 2003), was the editor of the 13th issue of McSweeney’s (2005), and was the guest editor of Houghton-Mifflin’s Best American Comics 2007. He is a contributor to The New Yorker, and was the cartoonist chosen to inaugurate the New York Times Magazine’s “Funny Pages” section in late 2005. He is currently at work on a long-form graphic novel, Rusty Brown. His book Building Stories was released in October 2012. In December, 2012 Building Stories was named one of the New York Times “10 Best Books of 2012.”
Funding for this event is made possible through generous assistance of the Ruth N. Halls Fund and Themester 2013: “Connectedness: Networks in a Complex World,” an initiative of the IU College of Arts and Sciences.