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    Chris Ware Acme Novelty Library #9 Back Cover Illustration Jimmy Corrigan Original Art (Fantagraphics, 1998). Jimmy Corrigan sure has had an interesting life! He was once known as the "Smartest Kid on Earth", and later became an action/adventure hero and superhero. This back cover ad was sponsored by the "Mister Mexican" restaurant and offered to "put YOU in the MOVIES!" The fine print text on this is a Chris Ware hallmark and hides a multitude of jokes and chuckles. The art was rendered in ink over blue pencil and the headline text is all hand-lettered directly on the board. The rest of the text is typeset paste-ups (although the smaller art images below are all original art also). It is signed and dated 1998 just below the 16.5" x 20" image area. Matted to 23" x 26.5". In Excellent condition.

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