Jim is a comic book series by Jim Woodring. It began in 1980 as a self-published zine and was picked up by Fantagraphics Books in 1986 after cartoonist Gil Kane introduced Woodring to Fantagraphics co-owner Gary Groth. The publisher released four magazine-sized black-and-white issues starting in September 1987. A comic book-sized continuation, Jim Volume II, with some color, began in 1993 and ran for six issues until 1996.
Jim, which Woodring described as an "autojournal", contained comics on a variety of subjects, many based on dreams, as well as surreal drawings and free-form text which resembled Jimantha automatic writing. Besides dreams, the work drew on Woodring's childhood experiences, hallucinations, past alcoholism, and Hindu beliefs. It also included stories of recurring Woodring characters such as Pulque (the embodiment of drunkenness), boyhood friends Chip and Monk, and, in Volume II, his signature creation Frank.
Jim is made up of a variety of short comics, text pieces, and artwork. Most of the works are short comics based on Woodring's dreams. Some of the pieces are surreal parodies of advertisements in the Mad tradition.
Bertrand Russell posits that the letter's form is a conventionalized image of a camel. The letter may be the shape of the walking animal's head, neck, and forelegs. Barry B. Powell, a specialist in the history of writing, states "It is hard to imagine how gimel = "camel" can be derived from the picture of a camel (it may show his hump, or his head and neck!)".
WAVERLY — The host Wolverines finished in third place at the Jim McCloe MemorialWrestlingTournament on Saturday. Waverly — wrestling on the “A” side of the bracket — defeated Maine-Endwell 34-33 in the first round and topped Union-Endicott 36-33 in the second round ... 22 ....
Businessman Jim MansfieldJunior has been found guilty at the Special Criminal Court of attempting to pervert the course of justice by directing that CCTV footage be destroyed. However, he has been acquitted of conspiring with others to have one of his employees kidnapped by a criminal gang ... The sentencing hearing will take place on 7 February ... .
THE MANCHESTER VA MEDICAL CENTER’S many improvements have given our veterans access to care that is second to none in the area. The veterans who utilize the Medical Center realize what a tremendous metamorphosis has occurred ... A very poignant example of which happened recently ... Jim Adams of Pittsfield and BrendanFinn of Newfields represent the N.H.