Tuesday, March 11, 2008

AND IN HIS HAND I SAW A BOOK


On earth later this year from the mighty Presspop.

15 Comments:

OpenID chancepress said...

From that picture, it looks like it's about 1000 pages! Fantastic cover.

11:40 PM  
Blogger gaspaheangea said...

I think the transliteration of your name on the cover is wrong: shouldn't the i sound in your surname be short? (the image you have shows a long i)

-- gaspaheangea

12:47 AM  
Blogger Jim Woodring said...

Chancepress, the book is much, much shorter than 1000 pages long; the pages are very, very thick. Thank you.

Gaspaheangea, thanks very much for the note. You're probably right, since I'm a beginner at Sanskrit. My thinking was that the short i is pronounced like the i in chin and the long i is pronounced like the i in ching. I'll look into it before the book goes to press.

2:10 AM  
Blogger gaspaheangea said...

I think you want "िजम् वुिद्रङ्" for your name, exactly. The sound in 'chin' and 'ching' is the same. The long i sound is that of "been". Orthography generally gives me a headache.

5:11 AM  
Blogger Jim Woodring said...

Isn't ching pronounced "cheeng", as in ka-ching, with the e sound the same as in week? "Week" is the example of a Sanskrit long e I learned. A Britisher would perhaps pronounce been as "bean" but in the colonies it's usually pronounced to rhyme with sin.

Thank you for the help, I reallyappreciate it. I don't doubt that you are correct, I'm just trying to figure out where I went wrong.

9:09 AM  
Blogger gaspaheangea said...

You're right! I meant "bean", not "been", which is pronounced the same way as "bin".
Sorry for any confusion I might have caused.

Hrm. Now you have me confused. I've said both "ka-cheeng" and "ka-ching" over and over for a bit and feel my nostrils benumbed. Though I do seem to remember that the "I Ching" (the book of changes) is long i, then short i. But I could be wrong.

I took sanskrit for a year and consistently got a c.

My overarching point was that both of the "i" in your name are short.

This is a useful resource (I worked on web-enabling one of the related dictionaries at the umbrella site for):
Macdonell sanskrit dictionary

10:48 AM  
Blogger Jim Woodring said...

Well, I do believe you're right. I'll change the long i to a short one for the actual book. Thanks a million for the friendly assistance.

12:21 PM  
Anonymous Jan Beedleback said...

more woodring comics? i miss them

4:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Holy Wachoobies Jim! this looks amazing!

like i said.. It better be funny! :)


matt

5:15 PM  
Blogger sausalitodogpark said...

Must...have...book!

6:23 PM  
Blogger Jim Woodring said...

Actually it's a book of Frank drawings, not comics.

9:50 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

Congrats on the new book. And the bloody fists!

6:20 AM  
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