If anyone is not familiar with the surreal, haunting work of Jim Woodring, they are really missing out on one of the finest cartoonists working. Those who are will be excited to hear that Wooding is working on a new FRANK book, as he reports at his blog:

If you are so constituted that you hope to find new drawings on this “blog” at semi-regular intervals I have mixed news; for the forseeable future your Uncle Jim is working on a 96-page Frank story to be released toward the end of the year. I’ll post occasional snippets of this sprawling epic, such as this one, and also such peripheral effort-children as may be born of excess chitta.