Congress of the Animals

Congress of the Animals

Book - 2011
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Baker & Taylor
Follows the adventures of Frank in the absence of the Unifactor, the force that usually rules Frank's world and renders him incapable of real education, as he faces harrowing and exhilarating experiences that leave him profoundly changed.

Norton Pub
The first full-length “Frank” graphic novel!
  • Readers of the "Frank" stories know that The Unifactor is in control ofeverything that happens to the characters that abide there, and that howeverextreme the experiences they undergo may be, in the end nothing really changes.That goes for treble for Frank himself, who is kept in a state of totalineducability by the unseen forces of that haunted realm. And so the questionarises: what would happen if Frank were to leave The Unifactor? The question isanswered in Congress of the Animals, Jim Woodring's much-anticipated,second full-length graphic novel. In this gripping saga an act of casualrudeness sets into motion a chain of events which propels Frank into a worldwhere he is on his own at last; and like so many who leave home, Frank findshimself contending with realities of which he had no previous inkling.
  • In Congress of the Animals we are treated to the pitiful spectacle ofFrank losing his house, taking a factory job, falling in with bad company,fleeing the results of sabotage, escaping The Unifactor in an amusement parkride, surviving a catastrophe at sea, traveling across hostile terrain toward amassive temple seemingly built in his image, being treated roughly by gut-facedmen and intervening in an age-old battle in a meadow slathered in black andyellow blood. And when he finally knocks on opportunity's door he finds... hefinds... The answer, my friend, is blowin' into bookstores in April,2011.

Publisher: Seattle, WA : Fantagraphics Books, 2011
ISBN: 9781606994375
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : all ill. ; 25 cm


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theorbys Feb 13, 2013

Rich, surreal, fully realized underground comix art style, Although wordless it is fun to read, and beautiful to look at the pictures. If you like Tony Millions or Kim Deitch you should like this.

Dec 21, 2011

Another masterpiece


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