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October 27, 2014


Go, Listen: NPR Interview With Jim Woodring

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Jim Woodring is one of the great cartoonists. For the last half-decade he's been on this fantastic run up there with any cartoonist's sustained periods of creativity ever. I thought Fran was the best new comic of 2013 and although I haven't given it any thought yet, it's impossible imagine that the re-release of his autobiographical Jim work somehow won't be one of the three best collections.

Woodring is also one of the great conversationalists comics has ever seen, and likely its most underappreciated. It takes me a while to find a mindset where I can listen to or read Woodring's words with the attention they deserve, but don't let my fussiness keep you from devouring the whole thing as soon as you can bear it.
 
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