Jim Woodring: How To Draw Frank

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11 Responses to “Jim Woodring: How To Draw Frank”

  1. David Pescovitz says:

    It’s quite amazing how much thought and attention goes into his character illustration. I mean, I know he’s done it so many times it’s automatic and that he’s slowing way down for the sake of the exposition. But still. Jim is amazing.

  2. Jasonclock says:

    Drawing Doug was easier. As long as one remembers to stop.

  3. Lobster says:

    Last time I read “extravagant rack” and “cheek meat” in the same sentence it was on Craig’s List.

    Also false advertising.

  4. endymion says:

    This was wonderful. I had no idea Woodring was such a down-to-earth and humble guy (“you may find a way of doing it that looks better than the way I do it, in which case I’d like to see it”).

    I’d love to hear an equally calm, down-to-earth explanation of how he composes his wild imagery and plots. Though that might be a psychic exploration we shouldn’t embark on lightly. :)

  5. theophrastvs says:

    That was a remarkable rack of interesting, thankee.   But we really need to know the exact specifications of the pencil he was using.

  6. solstone says:

    That was great! I love Jim Woodring’s art and Frank in particular (although I do have a soft spot for Pupshaw and Pushpaw, of course.)

    (Sorry if this comment is double posted. It appears that Disqus ate it the first time…)

  7. sockdoll says:

    Huh? I heard “raft,” not “rack” – though I can see how rack could work, too.

  8. Robert Cruickshank says:

    I watched Jim Woodring drawing at TCAF a couple of years ago, and it was almost spooky.  It actually gave me goosebumps watching that stuff flow out of his pen. 

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