Authors: Chris Ware
Publisher: The ACME Novelty Library
Categories: Drama, Family
Lending Period: 7 days
"Rusty Brown" will be serialized in ACME over the course of
several issues (and Pantheon will similarly collect the story in
hardcover sometime upon completion, several years from now). The
first installment begins with young Rusty, an outcast in his
suburban Chicago elementary school, befriended solely by his
Supergirl action figure until he meets new kid on the block and
fellow comic nerd, Chalky White. Rusty's story is an uncomfortably
vivid and uncompromising look into the life of a social outcast.
Ultimately, Rusty Brown will run longer thanJimmy Corrigan,
tracing Brown's life through adulthood, along with every
excruciating moment of failure it brings.