Artist Jim Woodring has updated his site with a bunch of new sketches, animations, and prints.
Here for you is the fledgling edition of The Woodring Monitor. It consists of links to: some new sketchbook pages, the previously unpublished text of a talk given last summer in San Francisco, tin toy animations by Bob Smolenski, some new merchandise, a small selection of new art for sale, and a little news.
Peace and love, Jim Woodring
(Just write back if this is an unconscionable intrusion into your inbox and I swear I'll never bother you again.)
MindStates Conference Talk ---this will particularly appeal to those of you who miss the days of Jim Magazine
Bob Smolenski Animations inspired by JW Tin Toy Drawings
Toys! The Frank Toys are here at last and looking so fine! Available in two varieties, plain and with a print.
DVD of animation inspired by the Frank comics, with soundtracks by Bill Frisell, James McNew of Yo la Tengo, Dame Darcy, and many more! Includes "Whimgrinder" by JW as well.
New Frank Comic! The Lute String, a numinous tale of trans-dimensional tomfoolery.
Two New Giclée Prints! Now available in the store, along with the color print The Legend. These two new black&white prints are faithful reproductions of two of my favorite drawings of the past ten years.
Little Winter Art Show! Madame W will be adding more art as the month goes by, so you might check back from time to time.
And last but not least, coming January 29th to Zankel Hall in New York, another JW and Bill Frisell collaboration.
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