Jimmy Corrigan, Smartest Kid on Earth was the controversial winner of the Manchester Guardian's 2001 prize for Best First Novel. He is beloved by the comics world - and by the likes of Dave Eggers and Zadie Smith - however, Mr. Ware is an extraordinarily shy man. He lives in Chicago with his wife Marnie.
"(Ware) Pushes The Form Of Comics Into Unexpected Formal And Emotional Territory." - The Chicago Tribune; "Ware's Use Of Words Is Sparing, And At Times Maudlin. But The Real Joy Is His Art. It's Stunning. In Terms Of Attention To Detail, Graceful Use Of Color, And Overall Design - Ware Has No Peer. His Drawings, Somehow, Remain Delicate And Achingly Lyrical." - Dave Eggers, The New York Times Book Review