The time may yet come when technology provides us with the means to record our dreams, but until that happy day arrives, tipplers at the shores of the collective unconscious can slake their thirsts with The Book of Jim, a potent collection of the best of the first volume of Jim Woodring's illustrated cartoon autojournal. Jim is a strange and beautiful blend of real dreams and real-life nightmares recreated in comic strips, single images and poetic text pieces. Woodring's eye for detail and his dexterity as a draughtsman give these manifestations of the invisible realm an irresistible authenticity and vivacity. This gorgeously produced softcover album reprises virtually all of the material from the magazine (including all four cover paintings, in full color), and adds in a new four-page color story. Woodring is one of the few totally unique talents in comics, and this book is thus utterly indescribable — except to say that The Book of Jim is a megadose of Jimness that will knock your socks off. Scary, funny, tragic, horrible, sad, weird, normal — you can use every adjective in the lexicon to describe this book — except dull!
"...an extraordinary book. I don't really have adequate language to describe it." – Alan Moore
"The Book of Jim fills the gap left between Betty Crocker and Hieronymous Bosch." – Robert Williams