The R. Crumb Handbook. Robert Crumb, Peter Poplaski.
The R. Crumb Handbook
The R. Crumb Handbook
The R. Crumb Handbook
The R. Crumb Handbook
The R. Crumb Handbook

The R. Crumb Handbook

London, England: MQ Publications, 2005. First Edition. Hardcover. “The R. Crumb Handbook is a brand new take on the life, trials and ideas of one of the most influential cartoonists of the last 40 years. Wry, self-deprecating, and candid, this is an exceptionally revealing and unexpectedly moving visual biography. Crumb is thoughtful and enlightening, with insights into 20th century popular culture that are hilarious, challenging, and acidly satirical. He casts an unblinking eye onto the underbelly of modern life, an urban nightmare of human weakness, lust, terror, and cruelty, all seen through the comic lens of his satire. Simultaneously, he weaves in the surreal narrative of his personal evolution from his tormented childhood in the 1940s through to his coming of age as an artist in the psychedelic revolution of the 1960s. With over 50 personal photographs, and 300 images taken from his sketchbooks and comic books, as well as fine art from museums, The R. Crumb Handbook tells it like it is!” (from Front Flap). This hardcover visual autobiographical work, written & compiled with his friend the cartoonist/painter Peter Poplaski, traces R. Crumb's life from his tormented 1940s childhood to the psychedelic 60s and through the time of publication. Crumb reveals his controversial views on everything from living in America to turning 60. With dust-jacket and illustrated boards mirroring the dust-jacket, this book also comes with a bonus CD with music from various groups that Crumb has played with; The Cheap Suit Serenaders is one that comes to mind. Along with the CD, we have a unique illustrated Crumb bookmark, issued as promotional ephemera along with the book. An R. Crumb fans' feast, increasingly rare—especially with untarnished bookmark and the original CD unblemished. [ISBN: 9781840727166]. Book, CD, and Bookmark all very fine, virtually as new. Very Fine / Very Fine. [Item #4257]

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