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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Embed Code hide post details. I don’t know how he does it. I mean, any real writer that might happen to read this is just going to be disgusted! The reader is made into a psychiatrist who has to listen to this guy not the character, mind you, the author!

The aforementioned Bone is one obvious example, but many others are out there. Ware met his father only once in adulthood—while he was working on this book—and has remarked that his father’s attempts at humor and casualness were not unlike those he’d already created for Jimmy’s father in the book.

May 07, Melki rated it really liked it Shelves: The little horse, and buggy, and coffin were really tempting, but I refrained as my copy belongs to the library. In terms of attention to detail, graceful use of color, and overall design–Ware has no peer.

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? Jul 11, Gregsamsa rated it it was amazing Shelves: The bulk of the work is supported by fold-out instructions, an index, paper cut-outs, and a brief apology, all of which concrete to form a rich portrait of a man stunted by a paralyzing fear of being disliked.


When you read the book you bring him to life, and that is the meanest thing you can do to him. Here is another interview: Panel after cartoon panel of people sitting in diners, doctors’ offices, and hospital waiting rooms.

However, the author states it is not an account of his personal life. The hte are vibrant and contrast well with the sad doings occuring in the novel.

Seth’s Daily Graphic Novel Recommendation 318: Jimmy Corrigan, The Smartest Kid On Earth

His father has brought up another child – and xmartest well, to judge by the “Number 1 Dad” T-shirts she buys him.

The sequence may be interrupted suddenly by a memory, by a violent wish. And yet Watchmen puts its fears viscerally and and violently and vitally onto the page; it stains its phallocratic grid, so twists its crystalline narrative that Zack Snyder, otherwise immobilized by literalism, had eartu straighten the thing out for Hollywood.

Jimmy still hasn’t found love. I love me some graphic novels but I don’t pretend that the vast majority of them rise to the level of serious literature.

Published inone year before our national tragedy, it chronicled the awkward, lonely life of the titular thd who must deal with father issues in the bleak midwinter of his life. Dec 27, Geoff Sebesta rated it it was amazing. The one drawback is in the layout of the frames.

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I tend to think of it in all sorts of different ways. This semi-autobiographical story about a character who is the caricature of insecurity is not endearing, not warm-hearted, not empathetic, not interesting, not ins The art gets smaryest stars, but the content deserves less than zero stars. That leads me to perhaps my favorite no about this book. For everyone else, steer snartest clear. Consigliatissimo, per chi ha voglia di farsi un po’ del male. Retrieved Jul 10, Was Dad really an out-and-out shit?

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It will never end, and never change. There is great depth only in how the appearance of things is analyzed. Jimmy Corrigan is fairly overt about the fear of the feminine, in that sad-sack post-Crumb alternacomics fashion that I have always disliked. View all 15 comments. And RAW was definitely one of those things that I specifically remember being weird. Feb 14, Paul Bryant rated it it was amazing Shelves: Although the narrative is important, well-constructed, and obviously central, the author’s use of symbol and image to convey pain is what kept me so heavily invested.

I’m sorry, I guess I’m one of those who just didn’t get it. He employs repeated smartedt of seemingly insignificant details, such as a bird moving along a tree branch.

Haha, some will argue it’s a hollow shell anyway.

While my life does not mirror Jimmy’s, there are certainly some parallels, namely the feelings of confusion and loneliness that he has experienced his whole life. Though the figure of the Everyman never completely understands himself in the context of a racialized America, the audience is aware of this complicated genealogy.

The people who pass us on the street, usually unnoticed. Chris Ware knew the question, but only part of the answer.