Weathercraft is Jim Woodring's first full-length graphic novel. It won The Stranger's 2010 Genius Award for literature and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in 2011. Dense, intense and loaded with strange, meaningful fun, Weathercraft is a book to savor over and over, at different ages and in different circumstances, until the last obscuring reverberation dies out and its secrets are part of your personal reality.
In 1992 Woodring released the wordless cartoon fable Frank in the River, introducing adventurous readers to the gormless anthropomorph Frank, his creepy nemesis Manhog and the power-mad world of The Unifactor. Frank in the River won several industry awards and was hailed as an instant classic.
Since then Woodring has drawn hundreds of pages of Frank adventures, each story bringing new characters and circumstances into this ever-expanding realm of wonders. During this time Frank has been celebrated in animated films, musical compositions, toys and figurines, tattoos, furniture, videos and clothing.
And yet it is only now that Woodring has released the first bona fide Frank graphic novel, Weathercraft, a single hundred-page story that takes readers more deeply into the labyrinthine depths of the Unifactor than any previous outing.
In Weathercraft Manhog takes center stage as he experiences extremes of agony and exaltation brought into being by the occult machinations of two grotesque crones who twist and rip the fabric of reality with their ritual manipulations.
Weathercraft is a beautifully-made book, printed on thick tinted paper and bound in durable green library cloth with a handsome dust-jacket bursting with useful information about the characters and the story. There is even a FAQ section!
Published by Fantagraphics Books. 104 pages, 9.75" x 7.34", hardbound with dust jacket and color endpapers. We are offering this book with an original one-of-a-kind pen-and-ink drawing of Manhog and signature by Jim Woodring on the flyleaf.