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Weathercraft

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Weathercraft is acclaimed cartoonist and painter Jim Woodring’s first fulllength graphic novel from 2010, set in the lush, wordless milieu — “the Unifactor” — of his most popular anthropomorph, the guile-less Frank. Woodring’s undulating landscapes, his hypnotic linework, and his spiritually rich iconography resonate together like the tantric harmonics of Tibetan monks. As it happens, Frank has only a brief supporting appearance in Weathercraft, which actually stars Manhog, Woodring’s pathetic, brutish everyman (or everyhog). After enduring 32 pages of almost incomprehensible suffering, Manhog embarks upon a transformative journey and attains enlightenment. He wants to go to celestial realms but instead altruistically returns to the Unifactor to undo a wrong he has inadvertently brought about: The transformation of the evil politician Whim into a mind-destroying plant-demon who distorts and enslaves Frank and his friends. The new and metaphysically expanded Manhog sets out for a final battle with Whim ... Fantagraphics is proud to present a new edition of this timeless classic.
Pages:
104
Colors:
black & white
Format:
Hardcover
Dimensions:
7 ¼” x 9 ¾”
ISBN-13:
978-1-60699-977-6
Year:
2016
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PLEASE NOTE: All pre-ordered books are shipped via Media Mail in the U.S. and Air Mail internationally. Please select the appropriate shipping method when checking out to avoid being overcharged for shipping!

Weathercraft is acclaimed cartoonist and painter Jim Woodring’s first fulllength graphic novel from 2010, set in the lush, wordless milieu — “the Unifactor” — of his most popular anthropomorph, the guile-less Frank. Woodring’s undulating landscapes, his hypnotic linework, and his spiritually rich iconography resonate together like the tantric harmonics of Tibetan monks. As it happens, Frank has only a brief supporting appearance in Weathercraft, which actually stars Manhog, Woodring’s pathetic, brutish everyman (or everyhog). After enduring 32 pages of almost incomprehensible suffering, Manhog embarks upon a transformative journey and attains enlightenment. He wants to go to celestial realms but instead altruistically returns to the Unifactor to undo a wrong he has inadvertently brought about: The transformation of the evil politician Whim into a mind-destroying plant-demon who distorts and enslaves Frank and his friends. The new and metaphysically expanded Manhog sets out for a final battle with Whim ... Fantagraphics is proud to present a new edition of this timeless classic.

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