Acme Novelty Datebook by Chris Ware
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Acme Novelty Datebook
By Chris Ware

Acme Novelty Datebook

1995 - 1999 v. 2

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Format: Hardback

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Acme Novelty Datebook by Chris Ware

Book Description

Straggling behind the mild 2003 success of cartoonist Chris Ware's first facsimile collection of his miscellaneous sketches, notes, and adolescent fantasies arrives this second volume, updating weary readers with Ware's cliched and outmoded insights from the late twentieth century.Working directly in pen and ink, watercolor, and white-out whenever he makes a mistake, Ware has cannily edited out all legally sensitive and personally incriminating material from his private journals, carefully recomposing each page to simulate the appearance of an ordered mind and established aesthetic directive. All phone numbers, references to ex-girlfriends, "false starts," and embarrassing experiments with unfamiliar drawing media have been generously excised to present the reader with the most pleasant and colorful sketchbook reading experience available. Included are Ware's frustrated doodles for his book covers, angry personal assaults on friends, half-finished comic strips, and lengthy and tiresome fulminations of personal disappointments both social and sexual, as well as his now-beloved drawings of the generally miserable inhabitants of the city of Chicago. All in all, a necessary volume for fans of fine art, water-based media, and personal diatribe. This hardcover is attractively designed and easy to resell."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781897299180
ISBN-10: 1897299184
Format: Hardback
(248mm x 178mm x 34mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Drawn and Quarterly
Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly
Publish Date: 15-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: Canada

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Along the Lines by Chris Ware Along the Lines, Hardback (August 2017)

A lively book that traverses forty years of drawing and satire by a celebrated cartoonist and postwar artist

Soft City by Chris Ware Soft City, Hardback (November 2016)

"GOOD MORNING EVERYBODY..." So dawns a new day in Soft City, where pill-stuffed citizens sit in traffic, march off to work at Soft Inc, zone out in front of the TV news, and shop, shop, shop. This title gives us an epic, exuberantly intricate vision of a single day in a world gone wrong.

Walt and Skeezix by Chris Ware Walt and Skeezix, Hardback (February 2016)

The Gasoline Alley gang enters a new decade with this volume; Skeezix moves from childhood to early adolescence and the high spirits of the 1920s give way to the Great Depression of the 1930s.

Building Stories by Chris Ware Building Stories, Hardback (October 2012)

Follows the inhabitants of a three-flat Chicago apartment house: a thirty-year-old woman who has yet to find someone with whom to spend the rest of her life; a couple who wonder if they can bear each other's company for another minute; and finally an elderly woman who never married and is the building's landlady.

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Author Biography - Chris Ware

Chris Ware is the author of "Jimmy Corrigan-the Smartest Kid on Earth," which received the Guardian First Book Award and was featured in the Whitney Biennial. A regular contributor to "The New Yorker" and the first cartoonist to be serialized weekly in "The New York Times Magazine," he is the editor of the thirteenth issue of "McSweeney's Quarterly Concern" and the Gasoline Alley archival series "Walt & Skeezix." Ware was born in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1967 and currently lives in the Chicago area with his wife, Marnie, and their daughter, Clara.

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