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Frank in the 3rd Dimension

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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. 

Pages:
26
Format:
Hardcover
Dimensions:
10” x 8”
ISBN-13:
978-1-60699-899-1
Year:
2015

“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. 

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