Jim Woodring

Who is Jim Woodring, dad?

Jim Woodring was born in Los Angeles in 1952 and enjoyed a childhood made lively by an assortment of mental an psychological quirks including paroniria, paranoia, paracusia, apparitions, hallucinations and other species of psychological and neurological malfunction among the snakes and tarantulas of the San Gabriel mountains. 

He eventually grew up to bean inquisitive bearlike man who has enjoyed three exciting careers: garbage collector, merry-go-round-operator and cartoonist. A self-taught artist, his first published works documented the disorienting hell of his salad days in an “illustrated autojournal” called JIM. This work was published by Fantagraphics Books and collected in THE BOOK OF JIM in 1992.

He is best known for his wordless comics series depicting the follies of his character Frank, a generic cartoon anthropomorph whose adventures careen wildly from sweet to appalling. A decade’s worth of these stories was collected in THE FRANK BOOK in 2004. The 2010 Frank story WEATHERCRAFT won The Stranger’s Genius Award and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for that year. The mos

Jim Woodring
Frank in the Pond Print by Jim Woodring
Frank in the Pond Print
16.5 x 11 in.
Jesus and the Bear Print by Jim Woodring
Jesus and the Bear Print
11 x 15.75 in.
Big Squeaker, 2022 by Jim Woodring
Big Squeaker, 2022
4 x 6.5 in.
Happy for Now, 2021 by Jim Woodring
Happy for Now, 2021
7 x 4 in.
Image from Trosper, 2008 by Jim Woodring
Image from Trosper, 2008
6 x 6 in.
Insoluble Dilemma, 2022 by Jim Woodring
Insoluble Dilemma, 2022
3.25 x 4.5 in.
L'Asso Fran Cover, 2019 by Jim Woodring
L'Asso Fran Cover, 2019
10.5 x 7.25 in.
Listen Carefully by Jim Woodring
Listen Carefully
13.5 x 21 in.
Loud Day, 2017 by Jim Woodring
Loud Day, 2017
12 x 9 in.
Nobody Knows, 2022 by Jim Woodring
Nobody Knows, 2022
8.5 x 12 in.
Something New by Jim Woodring
Something New
7 x 10 in.

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