R. Crumb's "A Short History of
Arguably cartoonist Robert Crumb's most
popular and most timeless image, this poster shows the gradual
metamorphosis of a single plot of land from virgin wilderness
to urban decay in 12 panels. It first appeared in black &
white in 1979 in the ecological magazine Co-Evolutionary Quarterly
and in Snoid Comics. It was
rearranged and colored by Peter Poplaski in 1981 and quickly
became Kitchen Sink Press' best-selling poster. After the popular
but depressing 12-panel poster went out of print, Crumb added
three panels to answer the "What next?" question posed
in his original final 12th panel. In this 15-panel version Crumb
depicts three possible futures:
a.) Lower left shows the "Worst case
scenario: ecological disaster;
b.) Center: "The fun future:
Techno fix on the march!"
c.) Lower right: "The ecotopian solution."
Measures 22 inches high x 24 inches wide.
1997 printing on coated stock. We will not fold
this item: Shipped rolled in sturdy tube.
BELOW: a close-up of one of