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    Jim Woodring

Jim Woodring

Posted by Bryony Quinn,

The ever great Angoulême comics festival started today and with that in mind, here is one of my favourite ever cartoonists who is both touchstone and benchmark for a whole heap of comic artists working today. Jim Woodring, former bin man and merry-go-round operator, draws and paints brilliant and infinitely weird wordless comics featuring the anthropomorphic Frank, “whose adventures careen wildly from sweet to appalling.” Jim’s style and output is that of a master craftsman and the psychedelic world he illustrates never fails to amuse or confuse. His biography tells us he lives in Seattle with his family and “residual phenomena.”

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Posted by Bryony Quinn

Bryony was It’s Nice That’s first ever intern and worked her way up to assistant online editor before moving on to pursue other interests in the summer of 2012.