Monday, June 05, 2006

THE BABY IN THE NAVY


Now children, you must learn that the limits of your ignorance are not the limits of the world, and now you shall see how many awful secrets we have been hiding from you. And you will soon see everything you need to know in order to appreciate the truly appalling situation life has placed us in. All of us! Oh children, what's the use of this struggle? What is the use? It's a trap, children, it's a funny vicious trap.

35 Comments:

Blogger Armless Octopus said...

It’s all too much for poor Frank.
Pupshaw and Pushpaw handle these situations fairly well… but poor Frank.

Don't forget to recognize funny! Sometimes I need to remind myself that perception is a choice I make everyday.

Wait… is that a Mirror?

2:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The Baby in the Navy"...That title makes me want to cry...

2:47 PM  
Blogger Teddy Goldenberg said...

the scenery isn't real, and Frank seems to be betrayed, possibly drugged...
it reminds me of The Prisoner...

2:53 PM  
Anonymous Stefan Jones said...

Will this be part of a story?

Someday I hope to see the conclusion of a Frank story that was started in the comic . . . part 1 ended with Whim cradling a baby Frank in his hand.

3:11 PM  
Blogger T@YA said...

I enjoyed it. Life is complicated and government's ignorance makes things worse. Good write. Tony

3:31 PM  
Blogger R2K said...

Wow it is great, and I love the title and the poem along with it.

3:42 PM  
Blogger Austin said...

Well, we've moved left some from yesterday, and if the tile on the floor is any indication, there is still farther left to go.

I fear that what we are seeing is a hostage exchange.

8:28 PM  
Blogger jimmycity said...

Oh.My.God!

Who ARE you and what have you done with my sanity?

I'm hooked.

10:11 PM  
Blogger WW said...

It's almost 1:00 a.m., and I can't sleep. So I thought I would surf the blogs for awhile. Wow! Amazing images. It may take me awhile to make sense. Or perhaps it's just over my head.

Are you a cousin to Dali?

12:55 AM  
Blogger Rodrigo said...

this is spellbinding. good work!


R.

7:31 AM  
Blogger amethyst said...

this seems interesting

9:40 AM  
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9:57 AM  
Blogger Steven Burke said...

poetic, clever, beautiful, weerd, funny, excellent, astonishing, confusing.... maybe you should stop drawing, isn't it too much??
cheers!

1:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello, Jim.
I've been a fan of your work for years since I friend at university said "you should read THIS" and handed me a Frank. Your blog is fantastic, glad to see you're getting a lot of attention and praise from people previously unfamiliar with your work. Keep up the good work - Nick

4:19 PM  
Blogger count said...

Here Here!

6:25 PM  
Blogger Mike Mitchell said...

I wish I had a childrens book like this when I was but a lad, perhaps I would'nt have grown up so terribly disillusioned

9:41 PM  
Blogger StingIndigo said...

Hi.

I'm StingIndigo, a mexican blogger user who came here by accident, pushing the "next blog" button on the upper right corner [sorry my english still fails].

I read "The Baby in the Navy"... it's nice, i liked it... but i liked the pictures the most. Do you draw them or do you get them from a website or something?

Nice work; Greetings From México.

StingIndigo

1:09 AM  
Blogger jamerman said...

Hello Monsegnior Woodring. You are a genius and a poet extaordinaire. Pupshaw and pushpaw are the two cutest l'il things I ever did see, and Frankie boy should have had my russian ballet teacher in his life. She thought my cheeks were ripe for pinching- what she would have given to have Franks cheeks available for prehensile manipulation can only be surmised...Your colors and patterns make a hit of salvia divinorum pale. I remain a huge fan.

3:13 AM  
Anonymous Dan said...

Great stuff Jim - I saw the Frank book in a comic shop and was so intrigued I had to overcome my normal miserliness and buy it. Wonderful, and apart form anything a great demonstration of how to tell stories without dialogue.

6:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

frank breaks down after hearing this one too many times:

In the navy
Come on and join your fellow man ...

10:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so sad...so beautiful

4:27 PM  
Blogger cheesemeister said...

I imagine that you've probably seen the comics from the early part of the 20th century. This is very reminiscent in style to one of those.

12:35 AM  
Blogger JulieZS said...

Oh Gawd! My son just said almost the same thing, he is dreading turning 11 next week since he realized this!
I dig your art, coolness on a popsicle stick.

1:21 PM  
Anonymous A-M said...

Tell it like it is!

1:27 PM  
Blogger imjustagirl25 said...

i dont get any of it but i love it.

8:25 PM  
Blogger Poet said...

Your blog title was on Ellecoyote's blog so that's how I got here. I find your art work truly fascinating!

6:35 PM  
Anonymous Dael Franke said...

In the pubs of England there were men who were paid by the Crown to pull men bodily into military service. They would flip a Crown coin into the mug of a likely souse. The victim would drain the tankard, and the coin would slide down and touch the man's lip. This was considered to be kissing the monarch's image, and was legally binding. Instant conscription. This led to lids on tankards and glass-bottomed mugs with candles on the tables, so that the intended victim could see the coin in the mug. Noticing the coin in the mug led to such bullyish expostulations as "Barkeep! Thish ale's a wee bit RICH fer my blood!" and a subsequent pouring of the tainted ale into some filthy place such as a dungheap or a spitoon, to the consternation of the would-be conscriptors. If I had been raised in such a nursery, I would be a better man today. Bravotastrophe!

12:14 PM  
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Anonymous Five Point Capitol said...

I enjoyed it. Life is complicated and government's ignorance makes things worse. Good write.

3:21 AM  

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