Jim Woodring

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About me

Gender Male
Industry Arts
Occupation Cartoonist
Location Seattle, Washington, United States
Introduction I was born in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains in Southern California and enjoyed an exciting childhood full of poetry and paroniria among the snakes, rats and tarantulas of that enchanted realm. I eventually grew into an inquisitive bearlike man who has had three exciting careers; garbage collector, merry-go-round-operator and cartoonist. Some of my work is collected in THE BOOK OF JIM, THE FRANK BOOK and SEEING THINGS (all published by Fantagraphics) and in various toys, fabrics, prints and urban legends. Thank you for your interest.
Interests Vedanta, meditation, theoretical physics, natural history, salvia divinorum, frogs, kittens, anatomy, painting, cartoons, art supplies.
Favorite Movies Eraserhead, Fellini Satyricon, Koyaanisqatsi, Forbidden Zone, Underground, Starship Troopers, It's A Wonderful Life, Primer, L.A. Confidential, Sweet Smell of Success, Spirited Away, Alphaville
Favorite Music J.S. Bach, Erik Satie, Bill Frisell, Fats Waller, Olivier Messiaen, T. Monk, C. Beefheart, Philip Glass, Nirvana, White Stripes, (ad infinitum)
Favorite Books As I See, The Secret Life of Salvador Dali, Les Miserables, Krazy Kat, Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey/Maturin stories, The Jungle Book, Anna Karenina, Behold! The Protong!, A Confederacy of Dunces, Housekeeping