Chris Ware is a graphic novelist, he is compared more often to Joyce than cartoonists before him. His books are Ulyssean in size and complexity, pages filled with tiny, intricate drawings, which is probably how he manages to fit so much of life into them.
He has contributed cartoons and twenty-four covers to The New Yorker since 1999. He is the author of “Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth,” which received the Guardian First Book Award in 2001 and was also included in the 2002 Whitney Biennial. He guest-edited the thirteenth issue of McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, a comics issue, in 2004, and was the first cartoonist chosen to regularly serialize an ongoing story in the New York Times Magazine, in 2005-06. He is serializing his two new graphic novels in his periodical, The ACME Novelty Library. Ware’s work was the focus of an exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art, in Chicago, in 2006.