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Jim Woodring was born in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains in Southern California and enjoyed an exciting childhood full of poetry and paroniria among the snakes, rats and tarantulas of that enchanted realm. He eventually grew into an inquisitive bearlike man who has had three exciting careers; garbage collector, merry-go-round-operator and cartoonist. His work has been collected in several books from Fantagraphics and in various toys, fabrics, prints and urban legends.
"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." – Jason Michelitch, Comics Alliance
"Jim Woodring is one of the great cartoonists of his generation, and probably one or two generations on each side of his own. He's one of those cartoonists that raises one's estimation of the entire art form for him being [in] it." – Tom Spurgeon, The Comics Reporter
"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
"Cartoonist and artist Jim Woodring is one of the most important cartoonists of his generation." – NPRRecent Awards:
• 2003: Artist Trust Gap Award
• 2006: United States Artist Fellow (with Bill Frisell)
• 2008: Artist Trust Fellowship
• 2008: Inkpot Award at Comic-Con International
• 2010 & 2012: Rasmuson Foundation and Artist Trust one month residency in Homer, Alaska
• 2010: Stranger Genius Award in Literature: "There are only a small number of medium-changing geniuses in the history of cartooning who have managed to develop a singular visual language, and Jim Woodring is one of them." – Paul Constant
Various Artists A "baker's ten" of our acclaimed contemporary comics anthology series packaged together at an incredible low price! Featuring work from nearly fifty artists from around the world - over 1300 pages of comics, one bargain price. Product Details...
Special "Violence in Comics" issue featuring interviews with Dr. Thomas Radecki and Dr. Fredric Wertham; "Siren Song of Blood": the rise of remorselessly violent vigilantes; Comics on Trial 1954: a look back at the infamous Senate hearings; more! Product Details...
Big coffee-table edition! Groth interviews Jim Woodring; Bill Griffith on W.E. Hill; Bill Blackbeard on Little Orphan Annie; plus music-themed comic strips by Arnold Roth, R. Crumb, Phoebe Gloeckner, Chris Ware, Tony Millionaire and many more! Product Details...
Jim Woodring This comic for Free Comic Book Day 2010 includes an excerpt of the graphic novel Weathercraft along with out-of-print and previously-unpublished material. A must-have for Jim Woodring collectors! Product Details...
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