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Exhibition Comic Art: 120 Years of Panels and Pages

Chris Ware (b. 1967). Rusty Brown, 2019. Color halftone photomechanical print. Anonymous gift, 2019. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (028.01.00) LC-DIG-ppmsca-67953. © Chris Ware, 2019, used with permission. LC-DIG-ppmsca-67953

Rusty Brown

Celebrated for his melancholy, award-winning graphic novels Jimmy Corrigan the Smartest Kid on Earth (2000) and Building Stories (2012), Chris Ware recently published his third major work, Rusty Brown. In an enticing overview, he includes inviting snapshots of the Omaha neighborhood and school in which his stories unfold, along with cameo portraits of such key characters as Rusty Brown, friend Chalky White, bully Jordan Lint, their teachers, and even an image of Ware himself.