There are three world three types of humor: the comic repeated, the comic of repetition and ... the comic of repetition. This adage, Chris Ware has understood the point of becoming one of the masters at the Angoulême BD Festival. In 2013 he is part of Short List to receive the Grand Prix, no bowl, Willem getting involved. In 2018? Richard Corben, 2019? Rumiko Takahashi. 2020? Emmanuel Guibert. A fairly crazy number of failures that will forever devote Ware to ever like a beautiful looser.
However, in 2021, his name is also on a shortlist of 4 names. Rusty Brown, his last book was, however, left Bredille while Benoit Peeters (President of the Jury, Ware Specialist and author of "Chris Ware: The Reinvented Cartoon") explained that the book was out of competition and that it would have to reward the author's work in its entirety.
And then on June 23rd, the unthinkable happens. After a prestigious ribambelle from the Eisner Prize (22 times) at Harvey (28 times), Chris Ware receives the Grand Prix of the City of Angoulême for all of his work.
Chris Ware was born in 1967 and grew up in a family of journalists where he sees scroll through several original drawings that will be published. Once a student, he draws in the Daily Texan, the student newspaper of his University of Texas. Spotted by Art Spiegelman, he will realize two short stories in the RAW magazine and in 1987 will release Floyd Farland, Citizen of the Future, a youth book that was so disappointing for the author he whispered he would have bought the Latest copies to make them disappear.
It was in 1993 that his career takes flight with Acme Novelty Library. In this collection, first edited at Fantagraphics Books before Ware publishes themselves, the author has fun with the object. Variant forms (Strips, Poster, Journal), Weights and requesting a constant involvement of the player as in Building Stories (2007) that asks the reader to make his own reading path.
Unpublished in France for several years, the Acme Novelty Library will be published in the form of collections with Jimmy Corrigan in 2002 at Delcourt, Quimby The Mouse at the association and Acme in 2007 still at Delcourt.
On our website, you will find, Rusty Brown, last work as of Jimmy Corrigan's artist and spiritual suite. A crazy, dense, upsetting work in addition to being a great gateway in the world of Chris Ware.