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Weathercraft /

by Woodring, Jim.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Seattle, Wash. : Fantagraphics, 2010Edition: 1st Fantagraphics Books ed.Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : chiefly ill. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9781606993408 (hbk.) :; 1606993402 (hbk.).Title notes: $19.99 (YA) 8-2010 (db)Subject(s): Frank (Fictitious character : Woodring) -- Comic books, strips, etc | Imaginary places -- Comic books, strips, etc | Comic books, strips, etc. -- United States | Stories without words | Fantasy comic books, strips, etc | Graphic novels | Graphic novels -- United StatesSummary: "For over 20 years now, Jim Woodring has delighted, touched, and puzzled readers around the world with his lush, wordless tales of 'Frank.' Weathercraft is Woodring's first full-length graphic novel set in this world-- indeed, Woodring's first graphic novel, period!-- and it features the same hypnotically gorgeous linework and mystical iconography. As it happens, Frank has only a brief supporting appearance in Weathercraft, which actually stars Manhog, Woodring's pathetic, brutish everyman (or everyhog), who had previously made several appearances in 'Frank' stories (as well as a stunning solo turn in the short story 'Gentlemanhog'). After enduring 32 pages of almost incomprehensible suffering, Manhog embarks upon a transformative journey and attains enlightenment. He wants to go to celestial realms but instead altruistically returns to the unifactor to undo a wrong he has inadvertently brought about: The transformation of the evil politician Whim into a mind-destroying plant-demon who distorts and enslaves Frank and his friends. The new and metaphysically expanded Manhog sets out for a final battle with Whim. Weathercraft also co-stars Frank's cast of beloved supporting characters, including Frank's Faux Pa and the diminutive, mailbox-like Pupshaw and Pushpaw; it is both a fully independent story that is a great introduction to Woodring's world, and a sublime addition to, and extension of, the Frank stories" -- from publisher's web site.
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Weathercraft features hypnotically gorgeous linework and mysticaliconography. As it happens, Frank has only a brief supporting appearance in Weathercraft , which actually stars Manhog, Woodring's pathetic, brutisheveryman (or everyhog), who had previously made several appearances in Frank'sstories (as well as a stunning solo turn in the short story"Gentlemanhog"). After enduring 32 pages of almost incomprehensiblesuffering, Manhog embarks upon a transformative journey and attainsenlightenment. He wants to go to celestial realms but instead altruisticallyreturns to the unifactor to undo a wrong he has inadvertently brought about: Thetransformation of the evil politician Whim into a mind-destroying plant-demonwho distorts and enslaves Frank and his friends. The new and metaphysicallyexpanded Manhog sets out for a final battle with Whim... Weathercraft also co-stars Frank's cast of beloved supporting characters, including FauxPa and the diminutive, mailbox-like Pupshaw and Pushpaw.<br> <br>

$19.99 (YA) 8-2010 (db)

"For over 20 years now, Jim Woodring has delighted, touched, and puzzled readers around the world with his lush, wordless tales of 'Frank.' Weathercraft is Woodring's first full-length graphic novel set in this world-- indeed, Woodring's first graphic novel, period!-- and it features the same hypnotically gorgeous linework and mystical iconography. As it happens, Frank has only a brief supporting appearance in Weathercraft, which actually stars Manhog, Woodring's pathetic, brutish everyman (or everyhog), who had previously made several appearances in 'Frank' stories (as well as a stunning solo turn in the short story 'Gentlemanhog'). After enduring 32 pages of almost incomprehensible suffering, Manhog embarks upon a transformative journey and attains enlightenment. He wants to go to celestial realms but instead altruistically returns to the unifactor to undo a wrong he has inadvertently brought about: The transformation of the evil politician Whim into a mind-destroying plant-demon who distorts and enslaves Frank and his friends. The new and metaphysically expanded Manhog sets out for a final battle with Whim. Weathercraft also co-stars Frank's cast of beloved supporting characters, including Frank's Faux Pa and the diminutive, mailbox-like Pupshaw and Pushpaw; it is both a fully independent story that is a great introduction to Woodring's world, and a sublime addition to, and extension of, the Frank stories" -- from publisher's web site.

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