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Jim was born October 11, 1952 in the Los Angeles area. He's probably best known as the creator of the anthropomorphic cartoon character Frank, who has appeared in a number of short comics and graphic novels. Woodring has won or been nominated for a number of awards. He placed twice on The Comics Journal's list of the 100 best comics of the century... See full bio »

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The Pirates of Dark Water Art Department
Visions of Frank Director
Superman Art Department
Turbo Teen Art Department


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 1992 Fish Police (TV Series) (storyboard artist - 1 episode)
- No Way to Treat a Fillet-dy (1992) ... (storyboard artist)
 1991 The Pirates of Dark Water (TV Series) (storyboard artist - 1 episode)
- Dishonor (1991) ... (storyboard artist)
 1989 Denver, the Last Dinosaur (TV Series) (storyboard artist - 8 episodes)
- Food Wars! (1989) ... (storyboard artist)
- The Comic Book Caper (1989) ... (storyboard artist)
- The Chinatown Caper (1989) ... (storyboard artist)
- Tee Time for Denver (1989) ... (storyboard artist)
- Pen Pal (1989) ... (storyboard artist)
  The Smurfs (TV Series) (story director - 36 episodes, 1987) (storyboard artist - 24 episodes, 1989)
- Wild Goes Cuckoo/Brainy's Beastly Boo-Boo (1989) ... (storyboard artist)
- The Golden Rhino/Hearts 'N' Smurfs (1989) ... (storyboard artist)
- Painter's Egg-Cellent Adventure/Small Minded Smurfs (1989) ... (storyboard artist)
- Bananas Over Hefty/The Smurfs of the Round Table (1989) ... (storyboard artist)
- Papa Loses His Patience/Swashbuckling Smurfs (1989) ... (storyboard artist)
 1989 DuckTales (TV Series) (storyboard designer - 1 episode)
- The Bride Wore Stripes (1989) ... (storyboard designer)
  Superman (TV Series short) (design supervisor - 1 episode, 1988) (storyboard supervisor - 1 episode, 1988)
- Destroy the Defendroids/The Adoption (1988) ... (design supervisor) / (storyboard supervisor)
  Mister T (TV Series) (storyboard supervisor - 17 episodes, 1984 - 1985) (story director - 13 episodes, 1983)
- The Cape Kennedy Caper (1985) ... (storyboard supervisor - as James Woodring)
- The Comeback Mystery (1985) ... (storyboard supervisor - as James Woodring)
- The Playtown Mystery (1985) ... (storyboard supervisor - as James Woodring)
- The Mystery of the Open Crates (1985) ... (storyboard supervisor - as James Woodring)
- Mission of Mercy (1985) ... (storyboard supervisor - as James Woodring)
 1984 Robo Force: The Revenge of Nazgar (TV Short) (storyboard supervisor)
 1984 Turbo Teen (TV Series) (storyboard supervisor - as James Woodring, 1984)
  Dragon's Lair (TV Series) (story director - 1 episode, 1984) (storyboard supervisor - 1 episode, 1984)
- Tale of the Enchanted Gift (1984) ... (story director) / (storyboard supervisor)
 1983 Rubik, the Amazing Cube (TV Series) (story director - 1983)
 1982 The Puppy's Further Adventures (TV Series) (story director - 1983)
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I've heard that Alfred Hitchcock said that by the time he was ready to shoot a film, he didn't even want to do it any more because he'd already had all of the fun of working it out. It's the same thing with these Frank comics. See more »



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