R. Crumb's "A Short History of
DAMAGED / BARGAIN BIN
We have a stack of these
posters that have mild damage to the corners or other creases
outside the image area (see images below). Good for dorm rooms
or for folks who want to frame the posters (creases can be under
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.
1991 printing on coated stock. Shipped rolled in
BELOW: close-up of varying