The Book of Mr. Naturalby Robert Crumb
This collection features over 120 pages of vintage Crumb comics starring the white-bearded, diminutive sage-cum-charlatan, ranging from charming, free-wheeling early ’70s stories to the disturbing, controversial ’90s stories (as seen in the Crumb movie),
A Crumb classic featuring his signature creation, available in hardcover for the first time!
This collection features over 120 pages of vintage Crumb comics starring the white-bearded, diminutive sage-cum-charlatan, ranging from charming, free-wheeling early ’70s stories to the disturbing, controversial ’90s stories (as seen in the Crumb movie), including the entire 40-page “Mr. Natural and Devil Girl” epic. Crumb’s Mr. Natural is probably the most famous underground character of all (topping even Fritz the Cat and the Freak Brothers), recognizable even to “civilians.” Don’t miss this opportunity to snatch up this jam-packed collection of comics from one of the all-time masters!
“Calling him a "mystic madcap" gives the crass, less-than-compassionate charlatan the benefit of the doubt. He is not particularly wise or old geezer who gives advice such as "When you arise in the morning, you should do last a simple melody (of your own choice) . . . then you should call somebody up (not me) . . . then go to the store . . . buy some asparagus." True reputation, the stories are sometimes sexually graphic (especially in the scenes with Devil Girl) and a bit on the violent side. Still, freewheeling decade.”
- Fantagraphics Books
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- 8.30(w) x 10.60(h) x 0.80(d)
Meet 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.
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Crumb's white-bearded sage-cum-charlatan lives again in this complete collection of Crumb's greatest character. THE BOOK OF MR. NATURAL ranges from the charming early '70s stories to the controversial '90s stories from HUP! Co-starring Devil Girl (as seen in the movie CRUMB). This book is possibly the best Crumb book to start with, and makes the perfect complement to 1997's masterful MYSTIC FUNNIES, the only Mr. Natural story not included herein. What does it mean, Mr. Natural? Be your own Flakey Foont and find out!