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View from the Gutters #60 — The Frank Book

Written by View from the Gutters on Thursday, March 27 2014 and posted in Podcasts

View from the Gutters #60 — The Frank Book

This week on View from the Gutters, we discuss Jim Woodring's The Frank Book.

View from the Gutters is our weekly book club podcast. Each week we discuss one graphic novel or trade paperback, then nominate and vote on what to read for the next episode so you can read and discuss along with us.

This week on View from the Gutters our topic work is The Frank Book, by Jim Woodring. First published in the mid-90s, Frank is akin to a Merry Melody on acid. It is told in wordless form, and features the (mis)adventures of Frank, a generic anthropomorph who occupies a reality called the Unifactor.

Frank is by far the weirdest comic we've tackled to date, and we have a very lively discussion about it! It's a strange, surreal, absurd comic that's certain to make you feel ways about stuff. It's far better perceived that described, so go and check it out for yourself if you haven't already.

In our recommendation section, our hosts nominated Defenders: Indefensible, Madman, Noble Causes, Dr. Strange: The Oath, and Saga, Vol. 1-3 for discussion on the next episode, and our selected title is Saga, Vol. 1-3.

Our hosts for this episode were Andrew Chard, Joe Preti, Eric Manix, Tobiah Panshin, and Cade Reynolds.

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