"A lovely, thought-provoking book that fans simply won't be able to live without."?Juxtapoz.Jim Woodring's charcoal drawings take the otherworldly qualities of his comics (The Frank Book) to a higher level of clarity and nuance. These crisply rendered images reflect his life-long obsession with hidden worlds, alternate realities and the inexplicable resonance of the unprecedented and irrational in lucid art.
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Jim Woodring lives on Vashon Island in Washington State’s Puget Sound with his wife, Mary. The recipient of numerous rewards?including a Genius Award?he is an animator and a fine artist as well as a cartoonist.From Booklist:
Woodring's wordless Frank comics are utterly distinctive, not least in each successive publication of them. Woodring has often taken the same images from black and white to flat, comic-book color to three-dimensional full-color in the transition from one kind of publication to another. This album of four thematic portfolios (rather than stories) in Woodring's most highly developed, volumetric style, however, confirms that what he does in color he can do in black and white. Three of its parts contain charcoal work as full of depth and lighting effects as any of Woodring's color stuff. Those three showcase "scenes of sub-rational political activity," "portraits of forms taken by a cognizant object," and frogs, respectively. The final, color section is a potpourri. Frank and Manhog drop in from Frank occasionally, but most of the figures here are, besides frogs, combinations of organic, inorganic, and artificial parts. Wood-ring introduces, sort of, each part with a "memoir" of his hallucinatory childhood that demonstrates that he is as cheerily, eerily masterful a wordsmith as an artist. Ray Olson
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