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The Complete Crumb Comics Volume 6: On the Crest of a Wave
     

The Complete Crumb Comics Volume 6: On the Crest of a Wave

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

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Entering the '70s, this volume includes a couple of genuine rarities, as well as all of Crumb's work from Big Ass #1, Zap #4 (with the legendary, X-rated "Joe Blow" teen incest strip) and more offensive classics.
Robert Crumb enters the '70s with this, the sixth volume in Fantagraphics Books' all-inclusive reprint series. This includes a couple of genuine

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Entering the '70s, this volume includes a couple of genuine rarities, as well as all of Crumb's work from Big Ass #1, Zap #4 (with the legendary, X-rated "Joe Blow" teen incest strip) and more offensive classics.
Robert Crumb enters the '70s with this, the sixth volume in Fantagraphics Books' all-inclusive reprint series. This includes a couple of genuine rarities (some of them so obscure they didn't even make the Crumb Checklist), as well as all of Crumb's work from Big Ass #1, Zap #4, the remarkably offensive Snatch #3 and Jiz #1, the classic Despair, and the second issue of Motor City — classics all. The volume also includes a 16-page color section (with rare covers from the first three Gothic Blimp Works), a sumptuous new cover by Crumb, and an insightful intro by the Man himself (no, not Stan Lee). Absolutely indispensible!

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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:
9781560970576
Publisher:
Fantagraphics Books
Publication date:
01/17/1991
Series:
Complete Crumb Comics Series , #6
Pages:
132
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 11.30(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Born in Philadelphia, R. Crumb is the author of numerous comic works and one of the pioneers of underground comics and arguably one of the most famous cartoonists in history. His books includeThe 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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