Synopses & Reviews
Anyone who knows R. Crumbs work as an illustrator knows of his passion for music. And all those who collect his work prize the Heroes of the Blues, Early Jazz Greats, and Pioneers of Country Music trading card sets he created in the early to- mid-1980s. Now they are packaged together for the first time in book form, along with an exclusive 21-track CD of music selected and compiled by Crumb himself (featuring original recordings by Charley Patton, Dock Boggs, Jelly Roll Morton, and others). A bio of each musician is provided, along with a full-color original illustration by the cartoonist. A characteristically idiosyncratic tribute by an underground icon to the musical innovators who helped inspire him, R. Crumbs Heroes of Blues, Jazz & Country is a must-have collection for Crumb aficionados, comics fans, and music lovers alike.
Crumb's "Heroes of the Blues, Early Jazz Greats," and "Pioneers of Country Music" trading card sets--created in the early to- mid-1980s--are packaged together for the first time in book form, along with an exclusive 21-track CD of music selected and compiled by Crumb.
About the Author
R. Crumb is the leading cartoonist in the American underground comix movement. He is the creator of Mr. Natural, the iconic Keep on Truckin T-shirt image, and Fritz the Cat. His book The R. Crumb Handbook was a Booksense bestseller. He lives in France. Terry Zwigoff is the award-winning director of the documentary Crumb.Stephen Calt, the author of two acclaimed musical biographies, lives in New York City. David Jasen is the director of the Popular Music Archive at the C. W. Post Campus of Long Island University.