Jim Woodring signs on Friday Sept 9, 2011 from 7:00 – 8:00 pm.
For his second graphic novel, the artist of Weathercraft gives Frank, his long-time short-story protagonist, a more expansive arena, chronicling what ensues when Frank leaves The Unifactor. Escaping by way of an amusement park ride, Frank encounters things he’d never imagined.
Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20008
JIM WOODRING signs on June 30, 2011 at 7:00 pm.
Co-presented with FANTAGRAPHICS. The wordless adventures of Frank, an inhabitant of the surreal and unpredictable world called the Unifactor, began (at least in print) in 1990, and have continued through an extraordinary series of comics and collected stories. These now appear in the much-anticipated, first full-length Frank graphic novel, Congress of the Animals (Fantagraphics). In Congress of the Animals, Frank leaves the Unifactor and heads into even harder times than before—if that can be imagined. (It is, and brilliantly.) Previous Frank collections include The Frank Book and Portable Frank. The person behind all of this, Seattle artist and graphic novelist Jim Woodring is a master, recipient of a 2010 Stranger Genius Award, and more. It’s a pleasure to finally have him here at Elliott Bay.
Elliot Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122