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    Jim Woodring
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Bio:
Jim Woodring describes his early years as "a childhood made interesting by frequent hallucinations, apparitions, disembodied voices and other psychological malfunctions". Fresh out of high school and working as a garbage man, he begin to chronicle his strage vision in comics form. As his talent grew, he became a full-time freelance cartoonist, working mainly in advertising and PR with whatever other creative work would pay. He eventually broke into animation, working "on some of te worst cartons this degraded planet has ever seen", as he puts it. In 1980 he self-published Jim #1, described as an "illustrated autojournal" containing comics, stories and drawings inspired by his vivid childhood experiences. The Jim comic was subsequently published by Fantagraphics Books, doing well enough to enable Woodring to abandon his ill-fated animation career. Jim #4 saw the debut of his most widely recognized creation, the creature known as Frank, who later received his own title. As his comics work gained notoriety, his work was published in such venues as the Kenyon Review, World Art Magazine, and Francis Coppola's Zoetrope. Characters from his Frank comics have been made into vinyl figures and the subject of a series of animated shorts. While mostly retired from sequential art, he continues to draw and do illustration work.

Date of Birth: 1952
Birthplace: Los Angeles

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Favorite Creators:
Jim Woodring is a favorite creator of 13 users


Awards:
  • 1996 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Nominee - Best Cover Artist: (for Jim and Jim Special [Fantagraphics])




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Writer:
Aliens Omnibus (2007)
Aliens: Kidnapped (1997)
Aliens: Labyrinth (1993)
The Best American Comics (2006)
The Book of Jim (1993)
Buzz (1990)
The Comics Journal (1977)
Congress Of The Animals (2011)
Dark Horse Comics (1992)
Different Beat Comics (1994)
Flinch (1999)
Flock of Dreamers (1997)
Fran (2013)
Frank (1993)
Frank (1995)
Frank (1996)
The Frank Book (2003)
Freaks (1992)
Hyena (1992)
Jack Davis: Drawing American Pop Culture (2012)
Jim (1987)
Jim (1993)
The Life and Times of R. Crumb: Comments From Contemporaries (1998)
The Lute String (2005)
McSweeney's Quarterly Concern (1998)
Measles (1998)
Mega komiks prezentuje (1999)
The Narrative Corpse (1995)
The New Comics Anthology (1991)
The New Smithsonian Book of Comic-Book Stories: From Crumb to Clowes (2004)
Northwest Cartoon Cookery (1995)
The Portable Frank (2008)
Prime Cuts (1987)
Problematic (2012)
Pupshaw & Pushpaw (2004)
Scatterbrain (1998)
Seeing Things (2005)
Star Wars Omnibus (2006)
Star Wars Tales (1999)
Star Wars: Jabba the Hutt (1995)
Strapazin (1984)
Tantalizing Stories (1992)
Tantalizing Stories presents Frank In The River (1992)
Treehouse of Horror (1995)
Visions of Frank (2005)
Weathercraft (2010)
Weathercraft and Other Unusual Tales (2010)
You and Your Big Mouth (1992)

Penciller:
The Amazing Adventures of Ace International (1993)
Amazing Heroes (1981)
American Splendor (1976)
The Best American Comics (2006)
Blue Block (1993)
The Book of Jim (1993)
Buzz (1990)
The Comics Journal (1977)
Congress Of The Animals (2011)
Different Beat Comics (1994)
An Elephant's Life (1999)
Flock of Dreamers (1997)
Fran (2013)
Frank (1993)
Frank (1995)
Frank (1996)
The Frank Book (2003)
Happy Birthday Gnatrat (1986)
Hyena (1992)
Jim (1987)
Jim (1993)
The Lute String (2005)
Madman 20th Anniversary Monster! (2011)
Madman Picture Exhibition (2002)
McSweeney's Quarterly Concern (1998)
Measles (1998)
The Museum Of Love And Mystery (2008)
The Narrative Corpse (1995)
The New American Splendor Anthology (1991)
The New Comics Anthology (1991)
The New Smithsonian Book of Comic-Book Stories: From Crumb to Clowes (2004)
Northwest Cartoon Cookery (1995)
One Green Tree (1990)
The Portable Frank (2008)
Prime Cuts (1987)
Problematic (2012)
Pupshaw & Pushpaw (2004)
Real Schmuck (1993)
Real Smut! (1992)
Real Stuff (1990)
Scatterbrain (1998)
Search For Soil (2000)
Seeing Things (2005)
Strapazin (1984)
Superman and Batman: World's Funnest (2000)
Tantalizing Stories (1992)
Tantalizing Stories presents Frank In The River (1992)
Treehouse of Horror (1995)
Visions of Frank (2005)
Weathercraft (2010)
Weathercraft and Other Unusual Tales (2010)

Inker:
The Amazing Adventures of Ace International (1993)
American Splendor (1976)
The Best American Comics (2006)
Blue Block (1993)
The Book of Jim (1993)
The Comics Journal (1977)
Congress Of The Animals (2011)
An Elephant's Life (1999)
Flock of Dreamers (1997)
Fran (2013)
Frank (1993)
Frank (1995)
Frank (1996)
The Frank Book (2003)
Happy Birthday Gnatrat (1986)
Hyena (1992)
Jim (1987)
Jim (1993)
The Lute String (2005)
Madman Picture Exhibition (2002)
McSweeney's Quarterly Concern (1998)
Measles (1998)
The New Comics Anthology (1991)
The New Smithsonian Book of Comic-Book Stories: From Crumb to Clowes (2004)
One Green Tree (1990)
The Portable Frank (2008)
Prime Cuts (1987)
Problematic (2012)
Pupshaw & Pushpaw (2004)
Scatterbrain (1998)
Search For Soil (2000)
Strapazin (1984)
Superman and Batman: World's Funnest (2000)
Tantalizing Stories (1992)
Tantalizing Stories presents Frank In The River (1992)
Treehouse of Horror (1995)
Visions of Frank (2005)
Weathercraft (2010)
Weathercraft and Other Unusual Tales (2010)

Colorist:
The Book of Jim (1993)
Frank (1996)
The Frank Book (2003)
Hethke Top Collection (1990)
Jim (1993)
Madman Picture Exhibition (2002)
McSweeney's Quarterly Concern (1998)
The Museum Of Love And Mystery (2008)
The New Smithsonian Book of Comic-Book Stories: From Crumb to Clowes (2004)
One Green Tree (1990)
Pupshaw & Pushpaw (2004)
The Ring of the Nibelung (1989)
Scatterbrain (1998)
Strapazin (1984)
Tantalizing Stories (1992)
Tantalizing Stories presents Frank In The River (1992)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Classics (2012)
Treehouse of Horror (1995)
Turtle Soup (1991)
Visions of Frank (2005)
Wolvertoons - The Art of Basil Wolverton (1989)

Letterer:

Editor:
The Book of Jim (1993)
The Frank Book (2003)
Seeing Things (2005)

Cover Artist:
100 Graphic Novels for Public Libraries (1996)
Any Similarity to Persons Living or Dead Is Purely Coincidental (1985)
Blue Block (1993)
The Book of Jim (1993)
The Comics Journal (1977)
Congress Of The Animals (2011)
Duplex Planet Illustrated (1993)
An Elephant's Life (1999)
Flock of Dreamers (1997)
Fran (2013)
Frank (1993)
Frank (1995)
Frank (1996)
The Frank Book (2003)
Freaks (1992)
Green Lantern (1990)
Hyena (1992)
Jim (1987)
Jim (1993)
Kafka: The Execution (1989)
Kitchen Sink Press: The First 25 Years (1994)
Love and Rockets (1982)
The Lute String (2005)
Madman Adventures (1992)
Mome (2005)
The Museum Of Love And Mystery (2008)
The New Smithsonian Book of Comic-Book Stories: From Crumb to Clowes (2004)
Northwest Cartoon Cookery (1995)
One Green Tree (1990)
Overstreet's FAN (1995)
The Portable Frank (2008)
Prime Cuts (1987)
Problematic (2012)
Pupshaw & Pushpaw (2004)
Real Stuff (1990)
Search For Soil (2000)
Seeing Things (2005)
Tantalizing Stories (1992)
Tantalizing Stories presents Frank In The River (1992)
Unsupervised Existence (1989)
Visions of Frank (2005)
Weathercraft (2010)
Weathercraft and Other Unusual Tales (2010)



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