The Frank Book by Jim Woodring

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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 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. 32 pages of full-color and 320 pages of black-and-white comics
 

About Jim Woodring

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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.
 
Published July 8, 2003 by Fantagraphics Books. 344 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Woodring, a modern master of hallucinatory cartoon fables, specializes in comics that look normal but aren't. Woodring's hallmarks are inventive, often bizarre creatures who inhabit otherwo

Sep 15 2003 | Read Full Review of The Frank Book

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As with so many works of near-genius, the first reaction to reading Woodring's perplexing, bewitching Frank is bafflement, followed not long after by wonder and delight.

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Woodring, a modern master of hallucinatory cartoon fables, specializes in comics that look normal but aren't.

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Entertainment Weekly

Francis Ford Coppola, penning the intro to artist Jim Woodring's collection, gives up: ''I hardly know how to describe it.'' But like the rest of Woodring's cult, we do know Frank exerts an emotional wallop: The surreality of it is richly funny and emotional.

Jul 25 2003 | Read Full Review of The Frank Book

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Feb 06 2013 | Read Full Review of The Frank Book

The Zone

The Frank Book is frankly amazing and deserves to be savoured for, like all the best works of art and fantasy, there will always be something fresh to be found there while Frank the character finds a place to be loved in your heart forever.

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