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The Comics Journal Library: R. Crumb (Vol. 3)

Gary Groth

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ISBN 10: 1560975644 / ISBN 13: 9781560975649
Published by U.S.A.: Fantagraphics, 2004
Magazine / Periodical Condition: Near Fine Soft cover
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R. Crumb (1943-) The Comics Journal Library. Includes an essay by Donald Phelps, four interviews of Crumb by Gary Groth, and a monologue by R. Crumb with selections of Crumb art throughout. 12x12. Stiff cover. Front and rear covers, and front and rear-end papers illustrated by Crumb. 114 pp. Fine. Bookseller Inventory # A0039

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Title: The Comics Journal Library: R. Crumb (Vol. 3...

Publisher: U.S.A.: Fantagraphics

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

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A book of interviews with the most elusive of cartoonists and father of underground comics.

Few cartoonists have affected our world the way Robert Crumb has. From busting cultural and sexual taboos for artists everywhere with his pioneering underground comix to his never-ending drive to improve his art, he has rightly drawn comparisons to Brueghel by Time magazine's Robert Hughes.

Collecting four long out-of-print interviews from the Utne Independent Press Award-winning Comics Journal's archive in a oversized, art-book format, this third volume in The Comics Journal Library provides an absorbing oral history of comics in the latter half of the 20th century from the point of view of an artist who single-handedly shaped it to great extent. As the acknowledged father of underground comix, virtually every comic that has been drawn over the last 30 years and aspires to anything beyond puerile kiddie entertainment owes a debt to his groundbreaking efforts.

These are the finest, longest, and most comprehensive interviews ever conducted with the man―if you thought the Crumb film was intimate, than this collection, spanning his life and career, covering his peers and family, his views on sex, politics, art, racism and culture, his flirtations with success on America's terms and his later rejections of those terms, and his view of the world around him will surely impress. The book also boasts of a handful of probing essays on Crumb's oeuvre by the Journal's sharpest critics and a stunning color gallery of the artist's art and ephemera. Color and black-and-white illustrations throughout

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The Comics Journal won the 2002 Utne Independent Press Award in the category of Arts & Literature Coverage. The magazine is a ten-time Harvey Award-winner for "Best Biographical, Historical or Journalistic Publication between 1989-2002, and a five-time Eisner Award-winner for "Best Comics-Related Periodical" between 1995-2002. Milo George lives in Seattle WA, where he is the managing editor of The Comics Journal.

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