Currently alive, at 50 years of age.
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1967 – Franklin Christenson Ware was born on the 28th day of December this year in Omaha, Nebraska.
1980 – His earliest published strips appeared in the late 1980s on the comic’s page of The Daily Texan, the student newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin.
1988 – He also had a weekly satirical science fiction serial in the paper titled Floyd Farland: Citizen of the Future. This was eventually published in this year.
1999 – Over the years, his work garnered several awards, including the 1999 National Cartoonists Society Award for Best Comic Book for Acme Novelty Library.
2001 – His novel Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth won the 2001 Guardian First Book Award, the first time a graphic novel has won a major United Kingdom book award.
2003 – It also won the prize for best album at this year Angoulème comic book festival in France.]
2005 – He recently finished work on "Building Stories," which first appeared as a monthly strip in Nest Magazine. Building Stories appeared weekly in the NYT Magazine from September 18 of this year until April 2006.
2006 – He resides in Oak Park, Illinois as of this year.