Jim (Vol. 2)

 JIMO   (Fantagraphics, 1993-1996)

©1993 Jim Woodring

The title of this series derives from its creator, Jim Woodring. As an alternative comic, Jim stretches the bounds of comprehensibility with seemingly stream-of-consciousness stories filled with oddball characters.

Typical among these is the opener for Jim’s second series entitled, “Manhog Beyond the Face.” The story begins with a creature called “Manhog” trying to kill a bird for lunch. He succeeds in wounding the bird with a rock, but loses it when it runs into a drainpipe. Manhog chases after it, running straight into the pipe, whereupon he has a series of bizarre hallucinations. Later, while still dopey, Manhog decides to skin his own leg and paint it silver, mimicking a broken trophy he saw. It all ends when his “friend” Frank (the cute cartoon animal from the cover of issue #1) brains him on the head with a paddle, fairly exploding his head and returning Manhog to normalcy.

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#1

  12/1/1993
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B&WJim WoodringJim Woodring

#2

  4/1/1994
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B&WJim WoodringJim Woodring

#3

  7/1/1994
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B&WJim WoodringJim Woodring

#4

  12/1/1994
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B&WJim WoodringJim Woodring

#5

  5/1/1995
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B&WJim WoodringJim Woodring

#6

  5/1/1996
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B&WJim WoodringJim Woodring

Special Edition #1

 
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Frank’s Real Pa Special EditionJim WoodringJim Woodring