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The Dumbest Idea Ever! (Hardcover)
What if the dumbest idea ever turned your life upside down?
At thirteen, Jimmy was popular, at the top of his class, and the leading scorer on his basketball team. But all that changed when chicken pox forced him to miss the championship game. Things went from bad to worse when he got pneumonia and missed even more school. Before Jimmy knew it, his grades were sinking and nothing seemed to be going right.
How did Jimmy turn things around, get back on top at school, and land a date with the cutest girl in class?
Renowned comics creator Jimmy Gownley shares his adventures as he grows from an eager-to-please boy into a teenage comic book artist. This is the real-life story of how the DUMBEST idea ever became the BEST thing that ever happened to him.
About the Author
Jimmy Gownley began writing and drawing comics at age 15 and has been nominated for the Eisner Award 13 times. In 2001 his hit series AMELIA RULES! was released amid a flurry of rave reviews. He cofounded the organization Kids Love Comics, which works to promote comic books and graphic novels as a valuable tool for literacy and education in schools, libraries, and at home. Jimmy lives in Harrisburg, PA.
Praise for THE DUMBEST IDEA EVER!
* "Gownley's story is wonderful; his small-town life is so vividly evinced it's difficult to not get lost in it."--KIRKUS, starred review
"This is an excellent example of autobiographical sequential art at its most deeply felt."--BOOKLIST
"It's a deeply personal and genuine work of autobiography, and an open letter of assurance to aspiring artists everywhere."--PUBLISHERS WEEKLY