26: Congress of the Animals and Fran

Wile E. Coyote meets Nietzsche’s eternal recurrence of the same! If Krazy Kat could transcend the veil of illusion, would he ever be the same again? And how do you even read, much less summarize, much less talk about, a book with no words?

The Sometime Seminar discusses Jim Woodring’s two most recent books of Frank comics, Congress of the Animals (2011) and Fran (2013), which form a continuous, wordless narrative.

Supplementary link: Joe McCulloch reviews Fran in The Comics Journal

Download this episode