Jim

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“Jim Woodring may be the most important cartoonist of his generation.” – Scott McCloud

Frank is, as everyone knows, Jim Woodring’s bestselling cartoon character. Jim, on the other hand, is Woodring’s cartoon alter ego, the fictional doppelganger who has for 30 years inhabited Woodring’s alternate universe where shifting, phantasmagoric landscapes, abrupt, hallucinatory visual revelations, and unexpected eruptions of uninhibited verbal self-flagellation are commonplace.

Jim is a mind-bending collection of all of Woodring’s best non-Frank creative work – comics stories, prose stories, drawings, and paintings, with a new introduction and afterword by the man himself. Abounding in metaphors if you choose to see them and naked self-disclosure if you don’t, this volume of comics, prose, and images – collected here for the first time – is a bounty of Woodring’s inspired artistry.

“[This] material... exploded the idea of autobiographical or journalistic comics... What Woodring did better than anyone was promote the idea that the subconscious, the imaginary, and the dreamtime state were perfectly valid terrains for autobiographical exploration... Plus, it’s great comedy.” – Joe McCulloch

“...
Jim fills the gap left between Betty Crocker and Hieronymous Bosch.” – Robert Williams

“Mr. Woodring’s imagery mimics the look of antique wood engravings and animated cartoons of the 1930s while tapping deeply into reservoirs of mythic imagination.” –
The New York Times

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Alan Moore

•Author of From Hell, Watchmen, A Disease of Language

“I don’t really have adequate language to describe it.”

Comics Alliance

•Comics website and blog

“Woodring is a cartoonist of frightening power... His work is of a caliber where it's hard to know what to say about it, so struck dumb are you by the immensity of the rendering and storytelling skill on the page.”

The Comics Reporter

•Comics website and blog

“Jim Woodring is one of the great cartoonists of his generation, and probably one or two generations on each side of his own.”