Books Jimmy Corrigan The Smartest Kid on Earth by Chris Ware Paperback, 380 pages, Pantheon Graphic Novels, List Price: $19.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleJimmy CorriganSubtitleThe Smartest Kid on EarthAuthorChris Ware Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers NPR Summary Comic-book master Chris Ware chronicles four generations of the Corrigan men, from 1893 to 1983, in this compelling graphic novel. Genres: Historical Fiction Fiction Comics & Graphic Novels Also by Chris Ware Building Stories Walt Before Skeezix Facebook Twitter Email NPR stories about Jimmy Corrigan Summer Reader Poll 2017: Comics And Graphic Novels Let's Get Graphic: 100 Favorite Comics And Graphic Novels July 12, 2017 We asked readers to name their favorite comics and graphic novels, and we got thousands of answers. Now, with the help of our expert panel, we've curated a list to keep you flipping pages all summer.