hardcovers with dust jacket
Vol. 1: Jun 1964 - Sep 1968 HC, 9783836540575
Vol. 2. Sep 1968 - Jan 1975 HC, 978-3836566940
Vol. 3: Jan. 1975 - Dec 1982 HC, 9783836566957
Vol. 4: Dec. 1982 - Dec. 1989 HC, 9783836566964
Vol. 5: Dec. 1989 – Jan. 1998 HC, 9783836566971
Volume 1 combines the two earliest volumes from the limited editions, produced directly from the original artworks now belonging to an ardent French collector, into one fat 440-page Crumb feast. This book contains hundreds of sketches, including early color drawings from the master of underground comic art, cover roughs for the legendary Zap and Head comics, the original Keep On Truckin’ sketches, the first appearance of Mr. Natural, plus his evolution and refinement, Fritz The Cat, the Old Pooperoo, and many, many voluptuous Crumb girls, all wrapped up in a quality hard cover featuring an illustration newly hand-colored by Crumb himself.
Volume 2 combines the two middle volumes from the second boxed set.
Volume 3 comines volumes 5 and 6 from the second R. Crumb Sketchbook boxed set. Among the hundreds of subjects included are Crumb’s move to rural California, his marriage to Aline Kominsky, the birth of daughter Sophie, as well as further adventures of Mr. Natural, mischievous Snoids, Arcade comics strips, political discontent, existential angst, huge powerful women, geeky little guys, Mao Tse Tung, Mick Jagger and moral outrage,
Volume 4 combines volumes 7 and 8 from the first boxed set (confusing, we know), it spans the years 1982 to 1989, a period when the artist was comfortably ensconced in rural California, raising his young daughter Sophie, who appears throughout this volume. But Crumb was still Crumb, declaring in one drawing, above a lovingly rendered tree, “As I get older I get more twisted, convoluted, depraved, cynical, embittered, self-centered, jaded, debauched, ruthless, greedy, conceited, set-in-my-ways, long-winded, absent-minded, prejudiced, closed-minded, misanthropic, nervous…”
Volume 5 of the R. Crumb Sketchbooks covers two of the most noteworthy events of the artist’s life: the family’s move to southern France in 1991 and the release of Terry Zwigoff’s 1994 documentary CRUMB. Solidly in his midlife crises years, our curmudgeon finds a measure of peace and acceptance of the cruel whims of fate—until the final pages, when he pronounces himself “such a fucking QUEER.”
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