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The Frank Book
     

The Frank Book

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by Jim Woodring, Francis Ford Coppola (Introduction)
 

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The definitive collection of Jim Woodring’s mysterious anthropomorph!

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The definitive collection of Jim Woodring’s mysterious anthropomorph!

Editorial Reviews

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
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.”
Grovel
“Woodring suggests that each strip is intended to be a mystery but that one concept runs through each one, like a sort of moral. . . this obscurity and strangeness is a large part of what gives the book its charm.”
Scott McCloud
“Woodring is fantastic... his stuff will outlast all but one in a thousand of his peers. His stuff is a revelation.”
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.”

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 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.

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The Frank Book 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Faber-Castell More than 1 year ago
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?
christy_wooke More than 1 year ago
Amazing.