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Selby, Andrew, et al. "Chris Ware: The smartest kid on earth." International Journal of the Book 5. (2008): 15–24. 
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Resource type: Journal Article
Language: en: English
Peer reviewed
BibTeX citation key: Selby2008
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Categories: General
Keywords: "Jimmy Corrigan", "Quimby the Mouse", Anthropomorphism, Intertextuality, USA, Ware. Chris
Creators: Adams, Davies, Robinson, Selby
Collection: International Journal of the Book
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The graphic novel has developed as a result of publishing and consumer trends to become an important literary vehicle to explore ideas and visions through text and image. This development can be witnessed through authorial and artistic styles, and increasingly through a sophisticated undercurrent of experimental stuctural processes that engage readerships in innovative ways. The graphic novels created by Chris Ware are the primary focus for this study, including Jimmy Corrigan, The Smartest Kid on Earth and Quimby the Mouse. The paper explores synergies and conflicts presented to the reader through the artists exploratative use of the medium, whilst cross referencing the work of Winsor McCay and Frank King. Ware's work encapsulates powerful emotions and statements which this paper seeks to highlight and explain against the context of the artist's desire for comics to be read rather than seen. In turn, the research will promote the view that ‘unwritten’ subtexts such as emotion, intrigue and desire can be successfully expressed by authors and artists working in the cross-disciplinary world of the graphic novel.
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