This award was generously supported by Samuel Hoi. _
Chris Ware is a well-known cartoonist. He has been praised as a skilled designer, draftsman, and storyteller whose work achieves an unusual aesthetic and emotional depth. He is perhaps best known as the creator ofBuilding Stories, a weekly comic strip that appeared in theNew York Times Magazine from fall 2005 to spring 2006. He is author of The ACME Novelty Library, an ongoing series of self-published comics; Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth; Quimby the Mouse; and many other works. He has received the American Book Award (2000), the Guardian First Book Award (2001), and the “L’Alph Art” Award (2003). Ware earned his MFA from the Art Institute in Chicago in 1993.