The 281st meeting of the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium will be held on Tuesday,  Sept. 22, 2020 at 7pm ET. ONLINE PRESENTATION VIA ZOOM. Please email comicssymposium@gmail.com to register for this event. Free and open to the public.

The Surreal Mind of Jim Woodring.

The one and only Jim Woodring — creator of the anthropomorphic character Frank — discusses his new book, And Now, Sir… Is THIS Your Missing Gonad? He’ll delve into his creative process and the origins of these masterful, single-panel, surrealist gags. 

Jim Woodring was born in Los Angeles in 1952. He taught himself to draw in order to express his view of the world. He wrote and drew the first Frank story in 1992. He has also created a body of autobiographical material (collected in the book Jim) and allegorical puzzle-pictures (Seeing Things). Jim’s work has garnered him numerous awards, including a United States Artist Fellowship (with Bill Frisell) in 2006; an Inkpot Award at the 2008 San Diego Comic Con; and most recently, The Stranger named Jim their 2010 Literature Genius. He lives on Vashon Island in Washington State with his family and on jimwoodring.com.

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