About the Book

Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth

by Chris Ware

Two Jimmy Corrigans populate Chris Ware’s breakthrough graphic novel. The first, in 1893, is abandoned by his father in Chicago, never fully knowing why he’s been left. Flash-forward to his grandson, also named Jimmy Corrigan and also about to be abandoned by his father. Years later, when the second Jimmy, now an adult, finally meets up with his estranged dad, the book takes a moving and heartfelt turn. In Ware’s drastic vision of fatherhood and the lingering bonds between fathers and sons, we also see how generations of this one family have dealt with the isolation and abandonment they feel.

Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth
by Chris Ware