Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth Chris Ware pp, Jonathan Cape, £ What kind of man walks out on his own child? Weak?. Jimmy Corrigan, the protagonist of cartoonist Chris Ware’s epic monument to communication breakdown and the mundane surrealism of. Ware’s graphically inventive, wonderfully realized novel-in-comics follows the sad fortunes of four generations of phlegmatic, defeated men while touching on.

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And he wants to make amends. Maybe they will be writing about in years. I cried 4 times during this book, a new record for me. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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A few pages in, we see Jimmy as an older, insecure, socially inept man. Overall, Corfigan Ware applies postmodern notions to his craft and effectively—and painfully—deconstructs contemporary notions of the superhero trope as he explores real world struggles real men and women face.

The result is a somewhat depressing—but hopefully sympathetic—view on the Corrigan family line of men. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth

View all 3 comments. The content of the first six pages and the stylistic approach used in this span of the novel. Retrieved December 17, Review quote “This haunting and unshakable book will change the way you look at your world. Clearly, there is an interest kjd underscoring the emotional separation between the mother and son through physically placing her warr outside of the panels and in the gutter.


Diavolo, con tutto quello che precede, come si fa a non partire carico fino a scoppiare? And grim accounts of terrible fathers who beget terrible fathers, etc, sexist men, racist men, from the late ‘s through ‘s.

In terms of attention to detail, graceful use of color, and overall design–Ware has no peer. This is a finely crafted, complex book that gets better with every chapter: Suddenly, I was happy again.

Mar 05, Kayfor4me rated it liked it. Brilliant…or did I already say that? Jan 25, Robert Beveridge rated it did not like it Shelves: Book ratings by Goodreads.

Instead of thinking “He’ll never be happy,” I thought “Yep, he’s still never going to be happy. Jimmy has no memories of the man whose name he bears, and when one day the mail brings an invitation to spend Thanksgiving with him, his head is filled with hope, hate and fear. View all 15 comments. Neither would surprise me at all. 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.

Flap copy This first book from Chicago author Chris Ware is a pleasantly-decorated view at a lonely and emotionally-impaired “everyman” Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earthwho is provided, at age 36, the opportunity to meet his father for the first time.


So I am abandoning it with relief. Aug 26, David Schaafsma rated it it was amazing Shelves: His father has brought up another child – and pretty well, to judge by the “Number chriw Dad” T-shirts she buys him.

This makes the human drama stand out more when Ware does focus on the people. Upon their father’s death, Amy violently rejects Jimmy; she literally pushes him over when he reaches out to her.

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

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. It turns out the father had re-married, and the story of that family is one backbone. Nothing here spoke to me in a blatant, colorful, or graphic novel way. I still look on from a distance. Here is another interview: There’s the always Mondrian-like exquisitely drawn lines of buildings and furniture, and the repetition of things like broken legs and sniffing and sad faces, year after generation, all bespeaking order.

Jimmy Corrigan is a self-conscious, mother-pleasing, middle-aged man who is still encased in the unshed angst of a teenager.