Synopses & Reviews
The multiple award-winning series--the definitive, comprehensive series reprinting the entirety of Crumb's oeuvre--enters the mid-1980s with this 16th volume, a period that many critics consider to be the richest of Crumb's career. Anchored by Crumb's contributions to the seminal anthology , created and edited by Crumb, this volume focuses on the years 1985-1987 and includes the seminal "Jelly Roll Morton's Voodoo Curse," from Art Spiegelman's magazine. Also featured are Crumb's gorgeous "Pioneers of Country Music" color portrait series, and such classics as "The Religious Experience of Philip K. Dick," which chronicles the last years of the highly-regarded science-fiction writer who experienced an intense vision of the apocalypse and believed that he was possessed by the spirit of Elijah. Also included is Crumb's first issue of , his acclaimed solo series of the 1980s and 1990s. The book is rounded out with a new cover and introduction by Crumb and a color section that includes rare album art for various jazz and blues greats, as well reproductions of his various comic book covers from this period. Crumb is the most revealing of all artists, and leaves no stone unturned.
This volume continues to explore a seminal period of both Crumb's life and comics history, the years 1985-1987, best represented by his contributions to issues 16-21 of Weirdo magazine, including such Crumb classics as "The Religions Experience of Philip K. Dick" and "Footsy."
"Jelly Roll Morton's Voodoo Curse," plus the "Pioneers of Country Music" portrait series, classics like "The Religious Experience of Philip K. Dick," #1 and more!
About the Author
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.