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The Frank Book Frank -- who looks a bit like a '30s cartoon character -- ambles through gorgeously fluid, plotless dreamscapes. He becomes frightened by a rope-thin...The Frank Book Frank -- who looks a bit like a '30s cartoon character -- ambles through gorgeously fluid, plotless dreamscapes. He becomes frightened by a rope-thin...2003-07-25

The Frank Book

Author: Jim Woodring

Frank – who looks a bit like a ’30s cartoon character – ambles through gorgeously fluid, plotless dreamscapes. He becomes frightened by a rope-thin devil creature and a snarling ”Manhog”; he experiences bliss, loneliness, and friendship with smaller, equally unknowable creatures. Francis Ford Coppola, penning the intro to artist Jim Woodring’s collection, gives up: ”I hardly know how to describe it.” But like the rest of Woodring’s cult, we do know Frank exerts an emotional wallop: The surreality of it is richly funny and emotional.

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