Acme Novelty Library #20 by Chris Ware

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Jordan Wellington Lint, fifty-one, is chief executive officer of Lint Financial Products, a company he began serving in 1985 as assistant and adviser before working his way up its corporate ladder to record-setting innovation in the fields of finance and high-yield investment. In his seven years as the head of Lint, Jordan has grown the company from a business lender and real estate speculator to a leading provider of network financial infrastructure services, all the while positioning Lint as a model of corporate integrity and high-yield, low-risk product. Lint’s vision has made him one of the most influential and widely sought-after leaders in the complex Omaha securities industry, and his fresh approach to an understanding of local problems, leadership, and determination have enabled Lint to outdistance and outpace its competitors.

Lint graduated from UNL in 1981 with a B.A. in business and briefly studied music and recording in Los Angeles before returning to his hometown of Omaha, Nebraska, where he has continued his life journey ever since. In his ongoing role as chief executive officer and his dual roles as public servant and father, Lint continues to put his creative leadership and vision to work in a variety of challenging settings. He is married and the father of two boys.

The ACME Novelty Library #20 comprises a contributing chapter to cartoonist ChrisWare’s gradual accretion of the ongoing graphic novel experiment "Rusty Brown".
 

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Chris Ware lives in Oak Park, Illinois, and is the author of Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth, which was recently selected as one of the hundred best books of the decade by the London Times. He is an irregular contributor to The New Yorker.
 
Published November 9, 2010 by Drawn and Quarterly. 72 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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This stunningly realized issue of Ware's Acme Novelty Library—both the latest chapter of his in-progress Rusty Brown graphic novel, and a self-contained narrative—chronicles the entire life of Jordan Wellington Lint, who ages one year for nearly each of this book's 72 pages.

Nov 29 2010 | Read Full Review of Acme Novelty Library #20

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Ware seems to draw easy lines between Lint’s ugly, guilty behavior and the death of his mother, his father’s indifference and an early adolescent tragedy.I think there’s the chance that some readers will think Ware is being a bit too simplistic in laying out the case for how Lint ends up where he...

Oct 08 2010 | Read Full Review of Acme Novelty Library #20

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