Graphic novelist Jim Woodring to speak in Paterno Library

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Graphic novelist Jim Woodring will speak from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library. Woodring won the Lynd Ward Prize for Graphic Novel of the Year for 2014, for “Fran,” published by Fantagraphics Books. As described by the selection jury, “Hypnotic and subliminal while entertaining and compelling, ‘Fran’s’ dream world is at once familiar and unsettling, a conduit to mental states that, in many ways, only the graphic novel can achieve. Woodring’s work poses a refreshing change from the trend towards wordy graphic memoir, entreating the reader to reckon with a world whose language we cannot capture in our own.” Full story