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Widiss, Benjamin: "Autobiography with Two Heads. Quimby the Mouse." In: The Comics of Chris Ware. Drawing is a Way of Thinking. Hrsg. v. David M. Ball und Martha B. Kuhlman. Jackson: Univ. Press of Mississippi, 2010, S. 159–173.
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Keywords: "Quimby the Mouse", Anthropomorphismus, Autobiographie, Lejeune. Philippe, USA, Ware. Chris
Creators: Ball, Kuhlman, Widiss
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi (Jackson)
Collection: The Comics of Chris Ware. Drawing is a Way of Thinking
Chris Ware is known for his fascination with modes of representing (and complicating) temporal progress, which can be attributed to his highly self-conscious and theoretical approach to the comics medium. This is evident in two of his works, Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth and Quimby the Mouse. In the latter, Ware amplifies not only its autobiographical content but also the potential of autobiography itself. This chapter offers a reading of Quimby the Mouse to understand the connections between the slapstick antics of the Quimby comics and the autobiographical essay woven throughout the volume. Drawing on the autobiographical criticism of Philippe Lejeune, it argues that Quimby the Mouse is a multilayered disquisition on the interlocking categories of self, artwork, and time.
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