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    Writers & Readers: Chris Ware

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    Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.

    Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium • Main Library

    Chris WareQuimby the Mouse, Rusty Brown, Building Stories and Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth are just a few of the ground breaking characters and series that have come to life under Ware’s pen. His Acme Novelty Library series continues to defy the world of conventional comic books with every issue. He believes that the best comics should allow us to read pictures, not just look at them; and he sees the black outlines of figures as approximations of the way we remember and conceptualize the world. His precise, geometrical layouts are still drawn by hand with paper, ink, rulers and T-squares.

    Ware has edited the Best American Comics annual, curated a Phoenix Art Museum exhibit of the non-comic works of five contemporary cartoonists and created the iconic mural on the facade of the San Francisco Literacy Project headquarters. His works have earned numerous awards including Eisner Awards and Harvey Awards for Best Letterer, Best Colorist, Best Comic Book, Best Continuing or Limited Series and Best Cartoonist.

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