Praise for Poochytown:
"Welcome to another voyage into the visceral sublime with Jim Woodring, whose uniquely mind-expanding narratives draw equally on Buster Keaton, Max Ernst, and an cross-section of our planet's DNA code apparently extracted in a secret hi-tech laboratory by the mad scientists who control our fates. I come away from this latest effort more convinced than ever that we all live in Poochytown — but it takes a genius like Woodring to show it to us." — Jonathan Lethem
"Woodring is all about sweeping you up — and sweeping you away. And he’s never done it with more confidence, gusto, and sheer bravery than he does here." — Four Color Apocalypse
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Jim Woodring’s beloved anthropomorph called Frank has been subjected to hundreds of unbelievable adventures veering crazily from exaltation to despair. The delicious mysteries of Frank’s universe — aka The Unifactor — have beguiled Frank and his readers for years, yet nothing could prepare either him or the world at large for the transdimensional depredations of Poochytown, the latest and greatest installment in the ongoing saga that began with Congress of the Animals, began again in Fran, and now begins anew.
When Pupshaw and Pushpaw depart for the orgiastic delights of Poochytown, the forlorn Frank is thrown by a twist of fate into an unlikely friendship, propelling him down a long road of escapades and trials that ends in one of the most shocking acts ever depicted in the Frank canon. Poochytown takes readers to the distant crumbling edge of the Unifactor, where the landscape's mind is either unfettered or unhinged, depending on your particular taste for mischief. What occurs there beggars description, so we will not even attempt it, but rest assured it is a dark-ride-of-the-soul as only the Frank stories can deliver.
Utterly devoid of topicality, irony, or deliberate cynicism, the Frank stories are instead timeless cartoon sustenance, and Poochytown is the most opulently openhanded offering yet. This is a major new book from one of Fantagraphics’s most beloved authors.
"Brilliant…what a trip…I dig this…a lot, man…Jim really gives it to us." — Jeff Bridges