Video: Jim Woodring at Elliott Bay Book Co.

Jim Woodring's Congress of the Animals by gavlees

For those who couldn't make it to Jim Woodring's slideshow talk about his new graphic novel Congress of the Animals at Elliott Bay Book Company last week, here's video of the whole presentation, shot by our own Ian Burns and hosted by our good pal Gavin Lees. (Pardon the brief commercial message.) Gavin provides some thoughtful comments on the talk over at his Graphic Eye blog. The insight Jim provides into his work is fascinating, there are some previously-unseen preparatory sketches included in the slideshow, and Jim left us all wanting more by strictly limiting his talk to 40 minutes (timed by his lovely wife Mary). Believe me, it's 40 minutes very well spent, so get comfy.