Library staff recommendation: The Acme Novelty Library #20

The Acme Novelty Library #20
by Chris Ware
Greenfield Open Stacks 741.5973 W22a20

The latest installment of Chris Ware’s Rusty Brown storyline, The Acme Novelty Library #20 focuses on the supporting character of Jordan Lint, a bully in Rusty’s school. Ware shows us Lint’s entire life, each year represented by a page in the book. Details and events are often hidden in the course of the story, only for them to arise and resonate in the characters’ lives later on. As always, Ware is a virtuoso at design and expression, and in this volume we see him experimenting and expanding his visual capabilities. In the end, he creates some sympathy for the bully, but is not afraid to show Lint’s deep and tragic flaws.

To read more of Chris Ware’s Rusty Brown, please check out
The Acme Novelty Library #19, Greenfield Open Stacks 741.5973 W22a19

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