Wednesday, August 04, 2010


A knock on the door. The slow shuffle across the living room. The creak of hinges. The flood of sunlight. Three youthful faces shining like Baldwin apples. A cake. The familiar glow of unreality. The inscription. The Stranger. The wish I'd combed my hair this morning of all mornings.


Blogger Jesse F said...

And Max makes a Portal joke in 5, 4, 3, 2... :)

1:16 PM  
Blogger Ted Blackman said...

Is this a birthday cake or a genius acknowledgment cake? Congratulations on either or.

2:24 PM  
Blogger Kelly Froh said...

Could not have happened to a better genius! Congratulations!

4:51 PM  
Blogger Jim Woodring said...

It's a Genius Cake, Ted. It's what you get for being a genius. I owe you, big guy.

5:56 PM  
Blogger Ted Blackman said...

Wow, that's neat. My mother made me cupcakes once. They had sprinkles on them.

6:20 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

Oh Jim your hair and its state of disarry or neatness matters not - for those 3 delivery folk standing with arms proudly outstretched bearing you their special (and,one hopes with the check for 5K somewhere among them), they were basking in the reflected glory of honest to goodness, homegrown, contemporary American genius!! Bout time, too. Kudos to Frank and to you of course, though I imagine Frank'll be grabbing some of that glory as creations are wont to do.
Congratulations - couldn't have happened at a better time (sewer pipes and all) or to a more deserving American treasure - Jim Woodring, artist and storyteller extraordinaire! We live in historic times!

10:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we live in histrionic times.

10:08 AM  
Blogger Donovan S. Brain said...

I totally frickin' agree! What KIND of cake was it? Did anyone jump out of it?

10:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Genius indeed! Jim, here's question for you. Do you remember the old Reader's Guide to Jim#4 you offered way back when, through Jimland Novelties? It was described as being 12 pages long in the ad. The one I received many years ago was 7 pages long. Was that a mistake or intentional? I never really cared, but I"m curious now. Do you remember it? Thanks! Love your stuff! Eric

11:03 AM  
Blogger Oscar Devonian said...

I second that cake wholeheartedly and also request that a slice be sent via mail.

Sincerely yours,
The Federated Nations of Cakelessville

4:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i am in france and saw your comics in the anguelleme cartoon museum, my favourite part of the museum.
keep up the amazing work :)

7:18 AM  
Blogger Keyeske Yamada said...

That a cool cake! Makes me hungry

4:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's true!

Bruce T.

2:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's about time!

5:02 PM  

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