In this installment, Noel Murray and Oliver Sava discuss Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid On Earth, Chris Ware’s groundbreaking Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth Chris Ware pp, Jonathan Cape, £ What kind of man walks out on his own child? Weak?. This first book from Chicago author Chris Ware is a pleasantly-decorated view at a lonely and emotionally-impaired “everyman” (Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest.

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I won’t lie to you. Jimmy Corrigan is an artfully interwoven tapestry of realism, fantasy, and flashback. Black Hole Charles Burns. Chicken with Plums Marjane Satrapi. His father has brought up another child – and eartj well, to judge by the “Number 1 Dad” T-shirts she buys him.

This book assembles history, memory, and make-believe in such a poignant way. He’s grouchy, insensitive, vaguely racist. I’ll probably add on this review with future re-reads.

But for those of us who don’t, Jimmy is a rigourous peek into a way of living, of thinking, of interacting that we might not otherwise be able to grok. Jan 25, Robert Beveridge rated it did not like it Shelves: The unreadable thing about this book is its subject matter, jummy is the life of a miserable loner with a bullying father examined in very great painful detail.


Jimmy Corrigan is a meek, lonely thirty-six-year-old man who meets his father for the first time in the fictional town of Waukosha, Michigan, over Thanksgiving weekend. Jimmy CorriganI thought, was a highly intellectualized exercise in self-pity, its ironic sneer at the past masking its wounded longing.

Jimmy Corrigan – The Smartest Kid on Earth : Chris Ware :

I had to think for a second, “which frame am I supposed to focus on next? But the quality of pastiche—the design and visual storytelling echo early twentieth century comics and commercial art, jimky Winsor McKay to art deco—put me off, as I myself had no investment in those earlier aesthetics. Consigliatissimo, per chi ha voglia di farsi un po’ del male.

There is nothing entertaining about this story, nor informative. You did two strips for RAW. This book is so going to Oxfam, as fast as its little feet will carry it.

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The aforementioned Bone is one obvious example, but many others are out there. Upon their father’s death, Amy violently rejects Jimmy; she literally pushes him over when he reaches out to her. He is shrunken in on himself, round-shouldered and hunched as if to present the smallest possible target. It quietly captures how we edit our life time, moment by moment, on the fly, calling on memories, fears, visions, prophesies, to help us assimilate the conditions of our present world.

I just finished rereading it again today. It’s always either relentlessly spare or bursting with detail, with very little in-between. I had already had my heart stomped a couple of times and I realized that art could provide more than just cool drawings and spaceships. Panel after cartoon panel of people sitting in diners, doctors’ offices, and hospital waiting rooms. There is a plot: Adults lie with their faces. Dec 27, Geoff Sebesta rated it it was amazing.


Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth

A few pages in, we see Jimmy as an older, insecure, socially inept man. Ma il libro racconta nel contempo anche la storia sp La triste solitudine del perdente Inizio con il dire che non credo di avere mai letto una graphic novel o dovrei dire romanzo?

Even a book similarly about race in America, smartewt more subtly, and at the margin. For everyone else, steer well clear. Any fan of graphic novels, or anyone who has ever thought of trying a graphic novel, could not go wrong with this one.

Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth

Flipping through the book, you find little superficial evidence to corroborate my statement. I can not say enough great things about Jimmy Corrigan.

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