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 devil…
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The Frank Book (2014)

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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.

Originally posted Jul 25, 2003 Published in issue #720 Jul 25, 2003 Order article reprints