Complete Crumb Comics, Volume 17

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"The Complete Crumb Comics Vol. 17 continues the multi-volume, chronological series comprising the complete works of the legendary cartoonist R. Crumb, one of America's most original, trenchant, and uncompromising artists. This volume explores the years 1988-1992, including his contributions to issues 22-27 of the infamous underground comix anthology, Weirdo, which was founded by Crumb and featured such classics as "Memories Are Made of This" and "I'm Grateful! I'm Grateful!" Also included is the historic "Cave Wimp" from Zap #12 (as featured on
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Overview

"The Complete Crumb Comics Vol. 17 continues the multi-volume, chronological series comprising the complete works of the legendary cartoonist R. Crumb, one of America's most original, trenchant, and uncompromising artists. This volume explores the years 1988-1992, including his contributions to issues 22-27 of the infamous underground comix anthology, Weirdo, which was founded by Crumb and featured such classics as "Memories Are Made of This" and "I'm Grateful! I'm Grateful!" Also included is the historic "Cave Wimp" from Zap #12 (as featured on this volume's cover), "The Ol' Outsider Goes to the Academy Awards" (created for Premiere magazine), the scarce Vues De Sauve portfolio of landscape drawings made in the artist's village in southern France, and 24 pages in full-color." Including the entirety of Crumb's published oeuvre, as well as unpublished comics and illustrations, the multiple Harvey and Eisner Award-winning Complete Crumb Comics series (along with its companion series, The R. Crumb Sketchbooks) is an invaluable addition to any cartooning library. Book jacket.
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Editorial Reviews

Kurt Vonnegut
Crumb begins where MAD leaves off... He makes me proud to be an American.
Robert Doty
The Daumier of his time.
Robert Hughes
An American Hogarth. —Time Magazine
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781560975366
  • Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
  • Publication date: 9/12/2005
  • Series: Complete Crumb Comics Series, #17
  • Pages: 120
  • Product dimensions: 10.90 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

R. Crumb

R. Crumb is the author of numerous comic works and one of the pioneers of underground comics. He lives in the south of France with his wife and daughter.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Weirdo #22 (Spring 1988) "Memories are Made of This" 1
Weirdo #23 (Summer 1988) "Aline 'n' Bob in Our Lovely Home" (In collaboration with Aline Kominsky-Crumb) 5
Weirdo #24 (Winter 1988-89) "Gary's Jam" 14
Weirdo #24 (Winter 1988-89) "The Adventures of 'Wichita' the Rat Dancer" 16
Weirdo #25 (Summer 1989) "I'm Grateful! I'm Grateful!" 23
Weirdo #26 (Fall 1989) "People... Ya Gotta Love 'Em!" 28
Weirdo #27 (Spring 1990) "Mode O'Day" 31
Zap #12 (1989) "Cave Wimp" 42
Zap #12 (1989) "Rotten to the Core" (In collaboration with S. Clay Wilson, Victor Moscoso, Spain Rodriguez, Rick Griffin, Robert Williams and Gilbert Shelton) 53
Premiere Magazine Vol. 4 #8 (April 1991) "R. Crumb, 'The Old Outsider,' Goes to the Academy Awards" 55
Color section
"Ode To Harvey Kurtz" (Harvey Kurtzman's Strange Adventures, 1990) 59
Weirdo #22 cover 61
Weirdo #23 cover 62
Weirdo #24 cover 63
Weirdo #25 cover 64
Weirdo #26 cover 65
Weirdo #27 cover 66
Id #1 cover (1990) 67
Id #2 cover (1991) 68
Id #3 cover (1991) 69
Screw #1,076 cover (Oct. 16, 1989) 70
Screw #1,166 cover (July 8, 1991) 71
Best Buy Comics cover (1988) 72
Raw Vol. 2 No. 3 cover (1991) 73
R. Crumb Draws the Blues cover (1992) 74
Unused The Complete Crumb Comics Vol. 3 cover (1988) 75
Kult Verlag serigraph (1991) and similar illustration drawn in exchange for records (1991) 76
Le Monde Selon Crumb exhibition invitation (1992) 77
Nightmare Alley silkscreen print (1990, in collaboration with Bill Griffith, Art Spiegelman, Tony Eastman, Jay Lynch, Joe Coleman, Charles Burns, Willy Mendes, Carol Lay, Krystine Kryttre, Steve Spencer, Simon Deitch and Kim Deitch) 78
Miscellaneous illustrations 79
Birthday card for Sophie Crumb (1990)
Self-portrait (1990)
Id #3 back cover (1991)
Miscellaneous illustrations 80
78 Quarterly Vol. 1 No. 4 cover (1989)
"Hell Hound On My Trail" serigraph (1990)
Marilyn Montreuil 7" record back cover (1991)
Marilyn Montreuil CD artwork (1991)
Miscellaneous illustrations 81
L'Argot des Musiciens cover (1992)
Paris Musette au Fauborg concert poster (1992)
Co Co Colinda CD cover (1991)
Superbtone record label (1989)
Miscellaneous illustrations 82
Caroline's LaughTrack cover (May 1990)
Screw #1,024 cover illustration (Oct. 17, 1988)
Screw #1,040 cover illustration (Feb. 6, 1989)
Screw #1,059 cover illustration (June 19, 1989)
Whole Earth Review No. 61 (Winter 1988)
"A Short History of America" with epilogue 83
Vues De Sauve portfolio (1991) 85
Misc. illustrations 94
Restaurant Le Micocoulier (1991)
La Ferme De Coutach (1992)
Flyer for 20th Anniversary Zap Comics party (1988, in collaboration with Spain Rodriguez, S. Clay Wilson and Victor Moscoso) 95
Three advertisements for Goodstuff Restaurant 96
Twenty illustrations for L'Argot des Musiciens (1992) 98
Flyer for Aline Kominsky-Crumb birthday party (1988) 100
Birth announcement for Anna Beth Olson Arons (1988) 101
Misc. greeting card illustrations and designs 102
Birth announcement for Molly Courtney Weinberg (1989)
Birth Announcement (1987)
Holiday card for McNamara family (1990)
Holiday card for Crumb family (1991)
Anniversary card for Reardon family (1990)
Holiday card for McNamara family (1988)
Zoomy & Trez wedding announcement (1988) 104
Miscellaneous illustrations 105
Mitchell Brothers logo (1990)
Winters Bike Shop illustration (1990)
KC6WQJ radio station logo (1991)
WayHi music company logo (1990)
Advertisement for Dimitri Shipounoff (1991)
Illustration for Anything for Money screenplay (1988)
Miscellaneous illustrations 106
Promotional illustration (1989)
Emile Vacher portrait (1989)
Don Donahue postcard illustration (1989)
Miscellaneous illustrations 107
R. Morand Cajun Band illustration (1992)
Pourvu Que Ca Mousse illustration (1992)
War News logo (1991)
Birth announcement illustration (1988)
Arcade Gallery exhibition invitation (1991)
Miscellaneous illustrations 108
Anniversary card (1992)
Postcard illustration (1989)
Flyer for Robert Leathers (1989)
Miscellaneous illustrations 109
Hulp Comics (unpublished) cover (1992)
Illustration for Sassy screenplay (1988)
Bikini Battle 3-D cover (1990)
Mode O'Day French cover (1990)
Miscellaneous New Yorker illustrations 110
Alan Dershowitz (unpublished, 1992)
Woody Guthrie (July 13, 1992)
H.C. Westermann (April 8, 1991)
Frank Zappa (Nov. 11, 1991)
Miscellaneous illustrations 111
Leslie Sternbergh portrait (1989)
Editorial cartoon (1988)
Miscellaneous portraits of women (1988-1990) 112
Miscellaneous self-portraits 114
Carlson & Turner calendar illustration (1989)
Fantagraphics catalog cover illustration (1992)
Miscellaneous self-portraits 115
New Yorker illustration (June 26, 1989)
MTV advertisement (1990)
The Face Behind the Laughs illustration (1988)
Miscellaneous self-portraits 116
Self-portrait (1992)
Self-Portrait (1991)
"Sexist Sketch of the Week" from Id #2 (1991)
"Bo Bo Bolinsky Relaxing On a Saturday Afternoon" from Id #3 (1991) 117
"Helping the Amazon Put Her Pajamas On" from Id #2 (1991) 118
"Don't Try to be Witty... Or Clever..." from Id #2 (1991) 119
Bikini Battle 3-D back cover (1991) 120
Miscellaneous illustrations 121
"It's Kinda Negative" (1989)
Illustration for Carole Sobocinski (1992)
Illustration from "What Superman Means To Me," Snarf #12
(June, 1989, in collaboration with Harvey Pekar and Gary Dumm)
Miscellaneous illustrations 122
Illustration for Whole Earth Review No. 60 (Fall 1988)
Placemat drawing (1989)
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