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The Complete Crumb Comics Volume 7:
     

The Complete Crumb Comics Volume 7: "Hot 'n' Heavy"

by R. Crumb, Robert Boyd (Editor), Gary Groth (Editor)
 

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A perennial classic: the complete cartoon work of the underground cartoonist for 1970 and 1971.
Back in print after a several-year absence, and with Crumb’s popularity ever-rising, the seventh volume of The Complete Crumb Comics spotlights Crumb’s work from 1970 and 1971, the peak years of Crumb’s hippie stardom which led to “the grip

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A perennial classic: the complete cartoon work of the underground cartoonist for 1970 and 1971.
Back in print after a several-year absence, and with Crumb’s popularity ever-rising, the seventh volume of The Complete Crumb Comics spotlights Crumb’s work from 1970 and 1971, the peak years of Crumb’s hippie stardom which led to “the grip of paralyzing, crippling self-consciousness that for years became increasingly harder to push past,” as Crumb writes in his introduction. Included from this era is the entirety of Crumb’s work from underground classics such as ZAP, The East Village Other, Bijou, Mr. Natural, Uneeda, Esquire, and much more, including strips featuring classic Crumb characters like Fritz the Cat, Flakey Foont, Angelfood McSpade, Bo Bo Bolinski, and Shuman the Human.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“Taken in sequence, these books display the evolution of Crumb’s style, from his repressed yet dreamily idealistic early efforts to the joyful discoveries made by Crumb in the aftermath of his ‘fuzzy acid’ period of the mid ‘60s, to the postfame autobiographical works and endless strips obsessed with misogyny and perversion. (The Village Voice)”

“What a long, strange trip it’s been. Over the course of his five-decade career the comic artist R. Crumb has gone from hero of the hippie underground to toast of the international art world. (The New York Times)”

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This important addition to the ongoing project to publish the complete works of America's best-known ``underground'' cartoonist collects comics from the early 1970s. It includes classic Crumb characters like Flakey Foont, Mr. Natural, ProJunior, the Snoid and Angel McFood. Crumb's work is characterized by all-out sex, and his various obsessions are on graphic display. The women are solidly built, their shoes lovingly rendered and his designs on them outrageously explicit. In one cartoon, a suburban father on vacation gives up civilization after he's captured by a hairy female mountain monster. In another, Crumb's sexual fantasies dominate a dreamily eroticized, torpid afternoon. One of the best stories presents the notorious cat Fritz as a burned-out sleazeball exploiting his movie-star fame. Fed up with his insults, Andrea Ostrich stabs him in the back of the head with an ice pick, ending his sordid little cartoon life. Many of the pieces included here set the stage for the later, very funny autobiographical works influenced by his wife, cartoonist Aline Kominsky-Crumb. (June)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781560970613
Publisher:
Fantagraphics Books
Publication date:
12/28/2009
Series:
Complete Crumb Comics Series , #7
Pages:
140
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.40(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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