“Even readers who have grown accustomed to the weirdness of the Unifactor — the dreamlike world where Woodring's cast of bizarre characters has long resided — have never seen it look quite as incredible as it does in Frank in the 3rd Dimension.” — Booklist
“The meticulous, surreal cartoons of Jim Woodring are some of the most highly regarded in comics today. ... Frank’s world — called the Unifactor — is terrifying and bizarre ... Woodring’s new book, Frank in the 3rd Dimension, takes the character to new heights of strangeness. The volume is in old-fashioned 3-D, with cardboard red-blue glasses designed by Woodring himself.” — The Guardian
“[There are] beautiful vistas and eclectic characters and objects that will appeal to younger readers, who, if anything, will definitely be impressed by the 3-D visuals. For long-time Woodring fans, Frank In The 3rd Dimension is a striking celebration of his unique artistic perspective.” — The A.V. Club
This is your chance to see Frank as you’ve never seen him before. Not the stark black-and-white Frank. Not even the glorious fully-painted Frank. No, this is Frank in the third dimension: about as real as you can get him outside of an Ionescoian theatrical performance (which could be next — watch your local theatre listings). Frank and Frank’s world are already hallucinatory, but seeing him in the most technologically advanced and artistically crafted 3-D ever produced is an experience that has to be savored to be believed. This is not your dad’s 3-D comic where you don red and blue-lensed glasses and the drawing looks like a few layers of cardboard cut-outs. Uh-uh. The 3-D process for Frank in the 3rd Dimension involves creating more than 150 layers per drawing in order to round and “sculpt” each image into full, volumetric 3-D. The results are mind-staggering. Frank in the 3rd Dimension is a series of Jim Woodring’s loveliest pictures — 32 anecdotal visual vignettes, dioramas, moments pickled in time (and now “space”) to be mused and mulled over.