Lectures and Workshops

The Illumination of Jim Woodring

Monday, September 16, 2019

7:00 pm Add to Calendar

L.A. Times Media Center
Hillside Campus
1700 Lida Street
Pasadena, CA 91105

A feature documentary preview screening, with director Chris Brandt

You’re invited to attend a free “sneak preview” screening of The Illumination of Jim Woodring, a feature-length documentary on the widely-acclaimed cartoon artist, at ArtCenter. Francis Ford Coppola, a prominent fan, calls Woodring’s work magical and "maliciously oblique." Understanding Comics author Scott McCloud maintains that “Woodring is fantastic... his stuff is a revelation.... he may be the most important artist of his generation.” And the New York Times Book Review notes how “over the last few decades, Jim Woodring has been drawing a series of wordless, blissfully cruel slapstick fables, set in a world of grotesque entities and psychedelic minarets: half unshakable nightmare, half Chuck Jones cartoon, filtered through the Bhagavad Gita.”

Jeff “the Dude” Bridges calls The Illumination of Jim Woodring “terrific!” It’s an intimate look at Woodring's haunted childhood visions, his accomplished comics career, his unique artistic process, and his diverse creative influences. The film’s director, Chris Brandt, will be in attendance to answer audience questions after the screening.

This event is free and open to the public.

Presented by Michael Dooley’s “Design History of Comics & Animation” class. Follow Comics & Animation Events on Instagram.