Synopses & Reviews
The Complete Crumb series is especially useful in reminding us that Crumb has continued to evolve since the sixties. (The National Post)
by Robert Crumb
After many Eisner and Harvey comics awards, the Complete Crumb series comes to a close (at least in its current format - we will continue to collect the entirety of Crumb's career in single-volume collections like Hup and Mystic Funnies, beginning in 2005). This 17th volume collects a creatively fertile period for Crumb, having given up the editorial reins of his own legendary Weirdo magazine, allowing Crumb to get back to the proverbial drawing board. Included are Crumb's contributions to Weirdo from this period, as well as work from Whole Earth Review, Zap Comix, Premiere magazine, as well as many other rare gems. This volume, as with all volumes, includes a new introduction by Crumb as well as a new cover. The Complete Crumb series leaves no stone unturned, publishing everything from Crumb's most well-known comics to little-seen commercial art and rarely-if-ever seen treasures from private collections and the artist's archives.
About the Author
Robert Crumb lives in the south of France with his wife, cartoonist Aline Kominsky-Crumb.