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The definitive collection of Jim Woodring’s mysterious anthropomorph!
Since 1991, Jim Woodring’s lusciously rendered, hypnotic fables have dazzled readers the world over, and the runaway success of the Frank-co-starring graphic novel Weathercraft and the first true Frank graphic novel Congress of the Animals have only whetted readers’ appetites for more.
In honor of Frank’s 20th anniversary Fantagraphics is re-releasing the massive, long out of...
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Overview

The definitive collection of Jim Woodring’s mysterious anthropomorph!
Since 1991, Jim Woodring’s lusciously rendered, hypnotic fables have dazzled readers the world over, and the runaway success of the Frank-co-starring graphic novel Weathercraft and the first true Frank graphic novel Congress of the Animals have only whetted readers’ appetites for more.
In honor of Frank’s 20th anniversary Fantagraphics is re-releasing the massive, long out of print Frank Book omnibus, which collected all the Frank material up to the mid-aughts, including several jaw-droppingly beautiful full-color stories, literally dozens of lushly-delineated black-and-white stories, and a treasure trove of covers and illustrations. The Frank Book also features an introduction by one of Frank’s biggest fans (himself a Frank, or almost): Francis Ford Coppola.
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Comics Alliance
I can't think of much other art that's both so unironically devoted to pleasure and entertainment (in this case, in the form of funny-looking animals doing amusing things in colorful, inventively odd settings) and so deeply, primally unsettling and ambiguous.— Douglas Wolk
Comics Bulletin
Happily, Woodring never tries to offer up his own explanations for what transpires in his stories. The closest he gets is some vague, oblique hints in this collection's afterword, but — like those occasions when David Lynch pretends to try to enlighten viewers about his similarly challenging movies — Woodring's clues only lead to more questions.”— Dave Wallace
The New York Times Book Review
“Over the last few decades, Jim Woodring has been drawing a series of wordless, blissfully cruel slapstick fables, set in a world of grotesque entities and psychedelic minarets: half unshakable nightmare, half Chuck Jones cartoon filtered through the Bhagavad Gita.”
Douglas Wolk - Comics Alliance
“I can't think of much other art that's both so unironically devoted to pleasure and entertainment (in this case, in the form of funny-looking animals doing amusing things in colorful, inventively odd settings) and so deeply, primally unsettling and ambiguous.”
Dave Wallace - Comics Bulletin
“Happily, Woodring never tries to offer up his own explanations for what transpires in his stories. The closest he gets is some vague, oblique hints in this collection's afterword, but -- like those occasions when David Lynch pretends to try to enlighten viewers about his similarly challenging movies -- Woodring's clues only lead to more questions.”
Scott McCloud
“Woodring is fantastic... his stuff will outlast all but one in a thousand of his peers. His stuff is a revelation.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781606995136
  • Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
  • Publication date: 10/10/2011
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Jim Woodring lives in Seattle, WA, where he was recently awarded the 2010 Stranger Genius Award for literature for his graphic novel, Weathercraft. It was the first wordless novel to receive the award.
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  • Posted December 23, 2012

    Book makes no sense whatsoever. So beautiful. I love so much.

    My review of this book consists of the greatest number of stars possible, and whatever can be gleaned from above. If you need to read a review... how the h<3ll did you get here anyway?

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