Chris Ware is an artist known for his experimental graphic novels and the Acme Novelty Library comic book series. He is a frequent contributor to The New Yorker and was the first cartoonist chosen to inaugurate the New York Times Magazine’s experimental comics section. In 2000, he published Jimmy Corrigan—the Smartest Kid on Earth, which received numerous awards and was named one of the “100 Best Books of the Decade” by The Times (London). Ware’s most recent book, Building Stories, was a New York Times and Time Magazine Top 10 Book of the Year for 2012 and was chosen as the single best book of the year by Publisher’s Weekly. His illustrations have been widely published and exhibited, and he has had solo shows at the Gävle Konstcentrum in Sweden, the MCA Chicago and The Art Institute of Chicago, which staged an exhibition of his work titled, “The Comic Art and Architecture of Chris Ware,” in 2014.