Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Video: Jim Woodring Documentary

Here are a few minutes from THE LOBSTER AND THE LIVER, a documentary about cartoonist Jim Woodring by Jonathan Howells.

From the press release:

'The Lobster and the Liver' is a documentary about the Seattle cartoonist Jim Woodring. We chart his journey as a child experiencing terrifying hallucinations, through his troubled youth as a prankster and alcoholic, and examine his current status as a master craftsman and seeker of spiritual truth.

As well as displaying his incredibly surreal artwork, the documentary features music by jazz guitarist Bill Frisell, and includes interviews with such notable cartoonists as Peter Bagge, Ellen Forney, and Jim Blanchard.
By the copyright date, I'm guessing that this is at least a 2 year old documentary project that is either ongoing or in search of a distributor.

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