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The Sweeter Side of R. Crumb

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ISBN13: 9780393333718
ISBN10: 039333371x
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Cute little kittens, angels, and babies? Flowers, ice cream cones, and German boy bands? Coming from, supposedly, the creepiest and most pessimistic artist of his generation? Yes indeed, there is a "sweeter side" to R. Crumb. These delectable illustrations — whether depicting Bernie the Cat pawing for his master's affection, the timeworn beauty of a French village cul-de-sac, or a quiet night chez Crumb — wonderfully exemplify the many tender moments that have, until now, played second fiddle to the cult icon's more raunchy sketches. Now Crumb harkens back to his humble American beginnings as a Cleveland greeting card illustrator, when his innate knack for the grotesque had to be suppressed for the perennial appeal of "cute." The result is this cheery and blue-skied world, where readers of every conceivable personality type, age group, even sexual persuasion can finally enjoy the artist's momentary lapse from naughty to nice.

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This exclusive collection of haunting images of people and places reveals the tender side of R. Crumb, a 1960s counter-culture artist who broke into the fine art world with great acclaim. The "nasty, negative, misanthropic" comic genius proves he has a sweet side.

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The "nasty, negative, misanthropic" comic genius proves he has a sweet side.

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Born in Philadelphia, R. Crumb is the author of numerous comic works and one of the pioneers of underground comics. His books include Kafka, The Complete Crumb Comics (17 volumes), The R. Crumb Sketchbook (10 volumes), R. Crumb Draws the Blues, The Book of Mr. Natural, The Book of Genesis Illustrated by R. Crumb, and many more. He lives in the south of France with his wife, the artist Aline Kominsky-Crumb.Born in Philadelphia, R. Crumb is the author of numerous comic works and one of the pioneers of underground comics. His books include Kafka, The Complete Crumb Comics (17 volumes), The R. Crumb Sketchbook (10 volumes), R. Crumb Draws the Blues, The Book of Mr. Natural, The Book of Genesis Illustrated by R. Crumb, and many more. He lives in the south of France with his wife, the artist Aline Kominsky-Crumb.

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Paul Lindholdt, January 29, 2012 (view all comments by Paul Lindholdt)
The stumbling block for many readers who otherwise love Crumb is the dirty, harsh, and cynical worldview that imbues so much of his work. This surprising volume clears up the problem and dispels the stereotype.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780393333718
Author:
Crumb, R.
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Author:
Crumb, R
Subject:
Individual Artists - General
Subject:
Nonfiction
Subject:
Art - Artists
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20101131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Color and black-and-white illustrations
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
10.75 x 0.75 x 1 in

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"Synopsis" by , This exclusive collection of haunting images of people and places reveals the tender side of R. Crumb, a 1960s counter-culture artist who broke into the fine art world with great acclaim. The "nasty, negative, misanthropic" comic genius proves he has a sweet side.
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