Awards & Winners

Chris Ware

Date of Birth 28-December-1967
Place of Birth Omaha
(Douglas County, Nebraska, United States of America, Area codes 402 and 531, Area code 402, Area code 531)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as Franklin Christenson Ware, Ware, Chris
Profession Cartoonist, Writer, Novelist, Artist
Franklin Christenson Ware, known professionally as Chris Ware, is an American comic book artist and cartoonist, notable for his Acme Novelty Library series and the graphic novels Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth and Building Stories. His works explore themes of social isolation, emotional torment and depression. His works tend to use a vivid colour palette and are full of realistic, meticulous detail. His lettering and images are often elaborate and sometimes evoke the ragtime era or another early 20th-century American design style. Ware often refers to himself in the publicity for his work in self-effacing, even withering tones. He is considered by some critics and fellow notable illustrators and writers, such as Dave Eggers, to be among the best currently working in the medium; Canadian graphic-novelist Seth has said, "Chris really changed the playing field. After him, a lot of [cartoonists] really started to scramble and go, 'Holy [expletive], I think I have to try harder.'"

Awards by Chris Ware

Check all the awards nominated and won by Chris Ware.


Guardian First Book Award
Honored for : Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth
American Book Awards
Honored for : Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth
Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame

Nominations 2001 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Guardian First Book Award Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth