Monday, November 2, 2009

Robert Crumb’s Genesis

Crumb’s "Book of Genesis Illustrated" is compelling. In his latest book of comics, Crumb's illustrated journey through the book of Genesis captures the stories with amazing imagery and suggestion. The book was always great but this really made me think and want to re-read it soon. You may remember Robert Crumb’s work, Fritz the Cat or his illustrations for Harvey Pikar’s American Splendor… Crumb is a renegade genius. I just have this image of seeing this book show up in Sunday school. This art will touch a great deal of people who were once disgusted by his work…pretty amazing. When asked what his next project is, he replied that he may go back to pornography…he laughed at Crumb, which is the nature of his genius maybe.

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