Venue/Location: Floating World Comics, 400 NW Couch St., Phone: 503-241-0227
Date: Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 6:00 PM
Jim Woodring Signing
Fantagraphics Books is proud to present Jim Woodring’s first full-length “Frank” graphic novel – CONGRESS OF THE ANIMALS.
Readers of the “Frank” stories know that the Unifactor is in control of everything that happens to the characters that abide there, and that however extreme the experiences they undergo may be, in the end nothing really changes. That goes treble for Frank himself, who is kept in a state of total ineducability by the unseen forces of that haunted realm. And so the question arises: what would happen if Frank were to leave the Unifactor?
That question is answered in Congress of the Animals, Jim Woodring’s much-anticipated second full-length graphic novel following 2010′s universally acclaimed Weathercraft, and first starring his signature character Frank. In this gripping saga an act of casual rudeness sets into motion a chain of events which propels Frank into a world where he is on his own at last; and like so many who leave home, Frank finds himself contending with realities of which he had no previous inkling.
Opening of Skid Row to Floating World Art Exhibit
A curated selection of Seattle’s finest contemporary drawing.
The artwork featured in SKID ROAD TO FLOATING WORLD is a mixed miasma of drone drawing, figure drawing, pattern cartooning, metamorphic automatism, cartography, illustration, totem drawing and good ole rain soaked mysticism.
Artwork was chosen by proximity, spiritual connection and contribution to the Northwest Tradition as pioneered by the likes of Morris Graves, Mark Toby, Peter Bagge and Jim Woodring.
Ajax Wood Storm
Jason T. Miles
Curated by Jason T. Miles. Artwork on display until June 30th.