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Acme Novelty Library #20 Lint
by Chris Ware
Published by Drawn and Quarterly
A completely wrenching tale of Jordan Lint's awful life, rendered with Ware's perfectly rendered tangential velocities that vault us back and forth through memory, fixation, anticipation and communication. Ware leaves us all awestruck again and again as his flawless craftsmenship builds a visual narrative that can eviscerate the hidden space between cause and effect in all the little (and big) damages of living. -EF
D&Q has offered up this sad, delusional and morbidly profesisonal description of Ware's product: "Jordan Wellington Lint, 51, is Chief Executive Officer of Lint Financial Products, a company he began serving in 1985 as assistant and advisor 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 grow, outdistance and outpace its competitors.
Lint graduated from UNL in 1981 with a BA 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 is the father of two boys.
The ACME Novelty Library Number 20 comprises a contributing chapter to cartoonist Chris Ware's gradual accretion of the ongoing graphic novel experiment "Rusty Brown."
Hardcover, 9.25 x 7 inches, color, 72 pages