The Acme Novelty Archive - An Unofficial Chris Ware Database

Free Library of Philadelphia Podcast

Free Library of Philadelphia Podcast



Recorded October 20th, 2005

Cartoonist Chris Ware is a professional colorist, award-winning letterer, and author of Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth, which was included in the 2002 Whitney Biennial of American Art. The ACME Novelty Library is a new graphic work that features a complete history of The ACME Novelty Company and an exclusive profile of its Chief Draftsperson and Executive Officer. Charles Burns has illustrated covers for Time, The New Yorker, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, and is the official cover artist for The Believer. Black Hole is his stark and powerfully drawn graphic novel, set in suburban Seattle in the mid-1970s, an ongoing tale of existential fear and teenage alienation more than a decade in the making. Chip Kidd is associate art director at Alfred A. Knopf, where his book designs broke new ground in the field beginning in the late 1980s. His first novel, The Cheese Monkeys, was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. He is editor-at-large for Pantheon and the author of Peanuts: The Art of Charles M. Schulz, Batman Collected, and others. Work: 1986-2006 collects the artist's remarkable design work to date.

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