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R. Crumb Coffee Table Art Book: Softcover Ed.


R. Crumb Coffee Table Art Book: Softcover Ed.
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    The R. Crumb Coffee Table Art Book. Soft cover Edition

    This is a hefty oversize book (11 inches x 13 inches), 250 pages, with color throughout. It's a concise and beautifully designed overview of Robert Crumb's remarkable career in chronological order. If you think "you've seen it all" with regard to Crumb, you couldn't be more wrong. Each of 15 chapters is introduced in Crumb's own words, in characteristic handwritten text. (back pictured at right)

    Among too many things to list here is the following material...

    1. Color! Many of Crumb's best underground comix stories (like "That's Life" and "My Troubles With Women"), his most famous ("Keep on Truckin'" and "Mr. Natural") and most controversial ("A Bitchin' Bod'!") are colored here for the first and only time!!

    2. Juvenalia. See the collaboration between Robert and his late brother Charles Crumb through side-by-side comparison of Charles' roughs for "Fuzzy the Bunny" and Robert's final art (newly colored).

    3. Influences. See the Jack Davis/Will Elder cover of Humbug #2 that changed Robert's life, reproduced as never before, along with Crumb's comic-style "Ode" to and other recollections about his idol, cartoonist/editor Harvey Kurtzman.

    4. Earliest professional work. See Crumb's seminal 1964-65 drawings of Harlem and Bulgaria and Fritz the Cat done for Kurtzman's Help! magazine (some never before published!)

    5. Unpublished comix covers intended for Zap, Snoid, Home Grown #2 and Despair plus stillborn titles like Freak, Pathetic Stories and Fuck: A Comic Book of the Beat Generation.

    6. Rare photographs, including an amazing photo of Crumb in Harlem in the early '60s, taken by Harvey Kurtzman's then-assistant Terry Gilliam (later a member of Monty Python and an acclaimed film director). his cartoonist wife Aline Kominsky-Crumb, his band (the "Keep-on-Truckin' Orchestra"), and numerous self-portraits, sketches and preliminary drawings.

    7. Rarely seen non-comix art. See Crumb's seldom viewed oil paintings and his amazing life-size wood contortionist scultpture of Devil Girl.

    Meticulously edited, designed and colored by Kitchen Sink's long-time art director Peter Poplaski and packaged by lomgtime Crumb publisher Denis Kitchen, all with the full cooperation of Crumb himself. The R. Crumb Coffee Table Art Book was co-published by Kitchen Sink Press and Little, Brown. Each edition has the respective publisher's imprint on the spine and title page and there are different back covers. The Kitchen Sink edition (about 5,000 copies) is much scarcer than the Little, Brown edition (about 40,000 copies). We stock only the scarcer out-of-print Kitchen Sink edition. (11 inches x 13 inches), 250 pages


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    R. Crumb Coffee Table Art Book: Softcover Ed.

    The R. Crumb Coffee Table Art Book. Soft cover Edition

    This is a hefty oversize book (11 inches x 13 inches), 250 pages, with color throughout. It's a concise and beautifully designed overview of Robert Crumb's remarkable career in chronological order. If you think "you've seen it all" with regard to Crumb, you couldn't be more wrong. Each of 15 chapters is introduced in Crumb's own words, in characteristic handwritten text. (back pictured at right)

    Among too many things to list here is the following material...

    1. Color! Many of Crumb's best underground comix stories (like "That's Life" and "My Troubles With Women"), his most famous ("Keep on Truckin'" and "Mr. Natural") and most controversial ("A Bitchin' Bod'!") are colored here for the first and only time!!

    2. Juvenalia. See the collaboration between Robert and his late brother Charles Crumb through side-by-side comparison of Charles' roughs for "Fuzzy the Bunny" and Robert's final art (newly colored).

    3. Influences. See the Jack Davis/Will Elder cover of Humbug #2 that changed Robert's life, reproduced as never before, along with Crumb's comic-style "Ode" to and other recollections about his idol, cartoonist/editor Harvey Kurtzman.

    4. Earliest professional work. See Crumb's seminal 1964-65 drawings of Harlem and Bulgaria and Fritz the Cat done for Kurtzman's Help! magazine (some never before published!)

    5. Unpublished comix covers intended for Zap, Snoid, Home Grown #2 and Despair plus stillborn titles like Freak, Pathetic Stories and Fuck: A Comic Book of the Beat Generation.

    6. Rare photographs, including an amazing photo of Crumb in Harlem in the early '60s, taken by Harvey Kurtzman's then-assistant Terry Gilliam (later a member of Monty Python and an acclaimed film director). his cartoonist wife Aline Kominsky-Crumb, his band (the "Keep-on-Truckin' Orchestra"), and numerous self-portraits, sketches and preliminary drawings.

    7. Rarely seen non-comix art. See Crumb's seldom viewed oil paintings and his amazing life-size wood contortionist scultpture of Devil Girl.

    Meticulously edited, designed and colored by Kitchen Sink's long-time art director Peter Poplaski and packaged by lomgtime Crumb publisher Denis Kitchen, all with the full cooperation of Crumb himself. The R. Crumb Coffee Table Art Book was co-published by Kitchen Sink Press and Little, Brown. Each edition has the respective publisher's imprint on the spine and title page and there are different back covers. The Kitchen Sink edition (about 5,000 copies) is much scarcer than the Little, Brown edition (about 40,000 copies). We stock only the scarcer out-of-print Kitchen Sink edition. (11 inches x 13 inches), 250 pages

    $25.00