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Seattle: Jim Woodring presents Poochytown at the Frye Art Museum

August 25, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT

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Fantagraphics Books and the Frye Art Museum present a program to celebrate the launch of the new book Poochytown, Woodring’s newest psychedelic graphic novel. Woodring will give a lecture on his new work followed by a conversation with Simon Hanselmann. Frank—Woodring’s beloved anthropomorph—has been subjected to hundreds of unbelievable adventures over the years, yet nothing could prepare either him or the world at large for the transdimensional depredations of Poochytown, the latest and greatest installment in the ongoing saga that began with Congress of the Animals, began again in Fran, and now begins anew. Q&A and book signing will follow.

Poochytown will be available for purchase in the Museum Store, along with other titles by Jim Woodring.

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.

Simon Hanselmann (b. 1981, Tasmania) is a New York Times best-selling cartoonist and spends his days meticulously watercoloring each page of the comics he hand draws. Simon has found international success with his stoner-witch comics, Megg, Mogg and Owl, which have been translated into over a dozen languages. Most recently, his work was awarded the prize for Best Series at the prestigious Angoulême Comics Festival in France.

Fantagraphics Books publishes the world’s greatest cartoonists from the beginning of the form to the present day.



August 25, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT


Frye Art Museum
704 Terry Ave
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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