FRAN is without a doubt the most complex and bizarre Frank story ever told, and that's saying something. This sequel (and, in a spirological way, prequel) to 2011's CONGRESS OF THE ANIMALS is a must for anyone who wants to understand the significance of Fran's sudden appearance in the Unifactor. Could you guess? I bet not!For a bigger view of the image look at jimwoodring.blogspot.com
From the January 6 2013 ROBOT 6 interview with Jim Woodring: "When the idea of bringing Fran into Frank’s life occurred to me I thought it was a great notion and watched complacently as the story of Congress of the Animals unfolded. Then I realized her being there changed everything because Frank’s primary relationship had been with the Unifactor, which was always calling him to come and find out something. With the acquisition of a mate, Frank would either lose his wanderlust or go on adventures with her. Both possibilities seemed to spell death to the driving force of the whole enterprise. As things worked out, that’s not the case but the road away from that undesirable result is somewhat brutal."