The landmark 20th volume in Chris Ware’s multiple Eisner Award-winning Acme Novelty Library series will be published in November and released by Drawn & Quarterly. The 72-page, full color, 9.25” x 7” hardcover (cover price $23.95) chronicles the life and times of Jordan Wellington Lint, 51, the Chief Executive Officer of Lint Financial Products.
Lint is the latest quintessential American archetype to be examined under Ware’s graphic microscope. Ware’s precise highly graphic style isolates his characters in a consistently designed world where typography and architecture mirror and reinforce the geometric elements in his precisely rendered figures. The ultimately disquieting overall effect that Ware is able to achieve is the pure graphic representation of the anomie, isolation, and depression that lurks just beneath the surface of our technologically advanced consumerist culture.