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The R. Crumb Coffee Table Art Book

Crumb, R. (Edited and Designed by Peter Poplaski)

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ISBN 10: 0316163066 / ISBN 13: 9780316163064
Published by Kitchen Sink Press/Little Brown And Company, Boston, 1997
Condition: As New Hardcover
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Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 250 pp. First Edition, 1997. "The bookish, sexually obsessed cartoonist Robert Crumb spills all in the pages of this retrospective volume of his work. His story, told through text and comics moves from his repressed '50s childhood to the fame he enjoyed after founding the magazines Zap (in the '60s) and Weirdo (in the '80s). From his stoner epiphanies to his blistering self-critiques, Crumb's work is one long reaction to his maladjusted youth (grimly depicted in the 1995 documentary Crumb). As an uncensored look at an id on the loose, this is a riveting collection." Not a Remainder. Still in the Publisher's Origianl shrinkwrap with the Seal: "For Adult Intellectuals Only! Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Red cloth. Size: Folio. Bookseller Inventory # 003009

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Title: The R. Crumb Coffee Table Art Book

Publisher: Kitchen Sink Press/Little Brown And Company, Boston

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Edition: First Edition.

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Synopsis:

R. Crumb's Zap Comix launched the underground comic book back in 1968, and his signature characters--Keep on Truckin', Fritz the Cat, Mr. Natural-went on the become instantly recognizable icons of the hippie era. Now for the first time, Crumb has collected the best of his work in a lavish hardcover volume that everyone interested in pop culture over the last half century will want to own. Illustrations throughout, many in color.

Review:

Robert Crumb, world-famous illustrator and definite pervert, got his start in the underground comics scene of the late 1960s and early 1970s. The R. Crumb Coffee Table Art Book is a collection of his best work from the last 50 years (it's got kids stuff, too, which is pretty fascinating). The volume is a welcome reminder that, screwed up as Crumb may be, he's also a tremendously talented, utterly original artist. He artistically embodies a certain segment of the '60s, and as that fades even further into history, Crumb's material becomes more important. Is The R. Crumb Coffee Table Art Book funny? Yes, certainly, in a coarse, Rabelaisian way; you'll either find it a hoot, or horribly racist and sexist. And it's not for the kiddies, obviously. But R. Crumb is so well known by now, that you probably know which group you fall into, the lovers or the haters. The lovers will find this book a wonderful treat.

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