JIM WOODRING’S WEATHERCRAFT TOUR HEADS TO NW, BAY AREA & NYC!
This week, comic book shops and many bookstores across America began selling Jim Woodring's WEATHERCRAFT, one of the most eagerly-anticipated graphic novels of 2010.
Beginning this Saturday in Seattle, author Jim Woodring embarks on a rare tour of the Pacific Northwest, California Bay Area, and New York in support of his first-ever original graphic novel, WEATHERCRAFT. In each city, Jim will entertain audiences a fantastic slide show and discussion of the hidden meanings behind every mysterious idea and totem in WEATHERCRAFT. And in Brooklyn, on June 18, New Yorkers will have the opportunity to view all of the original artwork from the book, as well as many preliminary pieces that went into making it.
05/22/10 | 6PM • Seattle WA • FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKSTORE & GALLERY
06/09/10 | 7:30PM • Berkeley CA • PEGASUS & PENDRAGON BOOKSTORE
06/10/10 | 7:30PM • San Francisco CA • THE BOOKSMITH
06/17/10 | 6PM • New York NY • FORBIDDEN PLANET
06/18/10 | 6PM • Brooklyn NY • SCOTT EDER GALLERY
06/19/10 | 7PM • Brooklyn NY • DESERT ISLAND COMICS
06/25/10 | 7:30PM • Portland OR • POWELL'S CITY OF BOOKS
ABOUT WEATHERCRAFT: After 30 years of making acclaimed comic books, Jim Woodring has created his first-ever, long-form original graphic novel. WEATHERCRAFT sends Jim's sloth-like character, Manhog, on a psychedelic quest for enlightenment. Woodring's transformative imagination lures the reader in and makes that person part of a looping story in which actions speak and words don't exist. Wooodring's fluid panels and detailed linework makes this journey though the "Unifactor" universe one that rewards with exquisite new discoveries upon every reading.
Jim Woodring lives in Seattle, WA with his wife.
WEATHERCRAFT: Black-and-white, 104 pages, 7" by 9.75" • ISBN: 978-1-60699-340-8 • $19.99 US
“The ancient myths and folk tales of all cultures which have been preserved for so many centuries have meaning for us today because the fantastic elements in them are rooted in immutable reality. The Frank stories belong to this class of literature.” – Francis Ford Coppola
"Jim Woodring may be the most important cartoonist of his generation. The Frank stories are masterpieces, each and every one. Read them. Re-read them. Re-re-read them. Every cell in your body will remember this spellbinding, visionary work." – Scott McCloud
COMPLETE LISTING INFORMATION:
Saturday, May 22, 6-9PM:
Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery
1201 S. Vale St. (@ Airport Way)
Wednesday, June 9, 7:30PM:
Pegasus & Pendragon Bookstores
2349 Shattuck Ave.
Thursday, June 10, 7:30PM:
1644 Haight Street
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Thursday, June 17, 6PM:
NEW YORK, NY
Friday, June 18, 6-9PM:
Scott Eder Gallery
18 Bridge St 2-I
Exhibition of Weathercraft original artwork and artist reception
Saturday, June 19, 7-9PM:
Desert Island Comics
540 Metropolitan Avenue
Friday, June 25, 7:30PM:
Powell’s City of Books
1005 W Burnside