Jim Woodring Is the 2010 Stranger Genius of Literature

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"Woodring said the $5000 cash prize would definitely help with the necessary installation of a new sewer system in his home. Then he offered to buy his wife a bike."

Awwww.

Congratulations!
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this makes me happy.
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That picture is adorable. I want to dissect his smile!
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Best news of the year.
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i approve this. grats, jim!
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Genius award season makes me happy.
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Congrats, Jim!!
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Obviously we need to see him in a Turkish oil wrestling competition with either Joe or Toby.
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You are a genius. I KNEW it. Cake proves it. <3
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Great pick!

That neighborhood, though, is Ravenna.
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I love his work, but it's so creepy and surreal, I can only look at a little bit of it at any given time.

I once asked Gary Panter (long story about why I met him) about Charles Burns, whose work is so insidious normal looking hiding its Chthulu-like tentacles in every panel, what he was like. Gary said he was a totally normal, well-adjusted guy. Which, based on Woodring's appearance and reaction, sounds pretty much like him!

I guess if you can exorcise your daemons in pastels and paints, you can whistle through the rest of life. (R. Crumb and others excepted.)
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I am hypnotizing myself by repeatedly enlarging the pic of him
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Aw, how neat. Well-deserved.
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Does that cake say "You are a fucking genius?"
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@14: They say "You are a frickin' Genius." I don't know if QFC will put cuss words on cakes.
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This is a great pick!
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BEST GENIUS EVER!
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100% genuine genius.
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He used to have a regular piece in the Stranger - don't know what happened to that, it was very cool.
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My favorite genius.
May your sewage flow freely, evermore!
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That's perfect. Jim looks quite pleased. I got a chance to interview Jim recently. You can read it here: http://comicsgrinder.wordpress.com/2010/…
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Great! Congrats to Jim!
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Jim Woodring is trying to create a GIANT steel tip pen and ink holder for a drawing demonstration. He's a little over halfway to his goal. Check it out, support if you can, & definitely share with your friends - the funding period closes in 2 days! http://bit.ly/aUIjYQ
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Genius Literature Without Words

http://www.berfrois.com/2010/09/30/geniu…