The R. Crumb Coffee Table Art Book

The R. Crumb Coffee Table Art Book

Robert Crumb / May 28, 2020

The R Crumb Coffee Table Art Book When published in hardcover The R Crumb Coffee Table Art Book was hailed as an original audacious celebration of artistic genius American popular culture This paperback edition makes the best of thi

  • Title: The R. Crumb Coffee Table Art Book
  • Author: Robert Crumb
  • ISBN: 9780316163330
  • Page: 451
  • Format: Paperback
  • When published in hardcover,, The R Crumb Coffee Table Art Book was hailed as an original audacious celebration of artistic genius American popular culture This paperback edition makes the best of this author available in a price that fans of comic book art are sure to appreciate.

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      • Robert Crumb

        Robert Dennis Crumb born August 30, 1943 is an American artist, illustrator, and musician recognized for the distinctive style of his drawings and his critical, satirical, subversive view of the American mainstream.Crumb was a founder of the underground comix movement and is regarded as its most prominent figure Though one of the most celebrated of comic book artists, Crumb s entire career has unfolded outside the mainstream comic book publishing industry One of his most recognized works is the Keep on Truckin comic, which became a widely distributed fixture of pop culture in the 1970s Others are the characters Devil Girl , Fritz the Cat , and Mr Natural.He was inducted into the comic book industry s Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 1991.


    1. For your delectation, there's an unofficial kind of Crumb movie trilogy and they're all well worth seeing.First is Crumb, the moviewhich reveals that Crumb is just as much of a weirdo as you suspected but here's the thing - his two brothers are even stranger! It'a sad sad movie and I really liked it. Second there's the sublime Ghost Worldin which Steve Buscemi plays a horrible blues-and-comix-obsessed Crumbalike - this is not Crumb per se, it's somebody else's comic - but it's his world, with th [...]

    2. "Discipline the mind Discipline the mind I wonder how one goes about doing that???"These are the last words on the inside back cover. R. Crumb is muttering them to himself on the bus after God, obviously fed up with his nonsense, has sworn at him and sent him away.In this big book, genius misanthrope R. Crumb takes the patient reader through the history of his life, work, and influences. Along the way he shares his darkest fantasies, a bunch of sketchbook pages, and his hilariously self-lacerati [...]

    3. Seeing as we picked this up in the bargain section, it was an especially good deal, as it packs a lot into its pages, but it lives up to its title a little much, in that there's not all that continuous a narrative. I like the fact that Crumb's story is told through his recollections (hand-lettered) and comics, but you also hear certain parts of it over and over, which can get a bit old. Maybe that's just the downside of his (or anyone's) obsessions--they're always more interesting to you than to [...]

    4. This is more or less a career encompassing anthology of Crumbs work. You get a taste of every faze he went through. From the early cutesy fuzzy bunny work, the LSD influenced stuff, his sexual fetishs and hangups, the neurotic self loathing introspection, his "counterculture" parody and satire, etc. There is some of every facet of Crumbs work in this along with several interesting handwritten pages where he reflects on his art and comic influences and how he evolved as an artist. He also talks a [...]

    5. when I was little I found this at the library mom thought it was a children's book so she let me take it homee found me on the floor with a confused look on my face, and when she saw what I was reading she swore in three languages and took it awayturally as soon as I was old enough I checked it out myself. I really appreciate crumb's dedication to his artwork and his uninhibited style. It takes courage to write and draw out the darkest places in your mind, and he does this exceptionally well. An [...]

    6. This used to be the largest book I owned. Then my brother gave me an elephant sized folio of Winsor McCay's "Little Nemo in Slumberland". It's gigantic. Both books are graphically rich, and both are worth spending some time with. Crumb's work is biting, satirical, psychedelic, revolutionary and incredibly, satisfyingly perverse. McCay's work on the other hand is much more careful. It's drawn beautifully, his pictures seem to draw you in, invoking your own dreams all the while subtly invoking pol [...]

    7. Whether for being a martyr of his genius like Bobby Fischer, being a textbook post-LSD user, or being someone with conflicting ideas on sex, religion, and the hipster movement he helped define, R. Crumb displays his decline in this book. While it is packed with sunny memoirs at times, plus good advice for emerging artists, I found that the majority of strips Crumb puts in this book are colored by passive-aggressive meltdowns. Sure, there are classic Crumb characters in there, Mr. Natural, Snoid, [...]

    8. I was only vaguely familiar with R. Crumb before reading this, but it does a good job of covering his career arc and the variety of his work. R. Crumb was very much part of the culture of the 60s and 70s, but at the same time his neurotic and self-critical bent can't help but puncture illusions of those times. If you're not easily offended, it's interesting to see history from that very distinct point of view. Between R. Crumb, Daniel Clowes, and Chris Ware, comics seem to deliver all our best p [...]

    9. A good introduction to the influential underground comic artist, R. Crumb. His images are iconic (Fritz the Cat, Keep on Truckin'), and his style is funny, self-revealing, incendiary, and often twisted. He's regularly accused of misogyny and racism, and this volume certainly gives plenty of examples of both. I have vague memories of Crumb from my childhood, though I was more of a Mad magazine kid, so this was a bit of a nostalgia tour for me.

    10. I got this from the "Sale" bin at Borders. I've been a fan of Robert Crumb since the 70's when I walked into my first "Head" shop and saw the comics there. Everyone wanted to draw like him, but no one has ever quite matched him for his wit, his offbeat sense of humor and his even more outrageous sense of self and world-around-him.This book is a must for anyone that is seriously into his works. It doesn't include all his comics, but enough of them to make it interesting.

    11. I'm no R. Crumb expert, but this is a terrific primer. There's a good sampling of his comics, along with even more entertaining anecdotes/notes by Crumb that place his comics and sketches in context. I'm not sure how much more I'll invest in more books by Crumb (I much prefer his autobiographical ones, so if there are particular volumes geared toward that, I may), but if you only get one of his books, this would be a great choice.

    12. Some people may not "get" R. Crumb. I have long thought he is a raving genius.The most well know of the '60s "comix" artists, Crumb is an odd, not to say perverse, fellow, but to those of us who love him, an insightful genius.Warning, if you're PC, you might not like this book. On the other hand, if PC sticks in your craw, you might love it.

    13. I love R. Crumb. I just had to have this for my coffee table! :-P Interesting look at his life as well as a cross-section of his art and it's progression through the years.If you are queasy at all about EXTREMELY sexist cartoons though - do not get this book!

    14. Ugly, distasteful, sexist and depressing. Just about every hippie I ever knew loved Fritz the Cat and had a stack of Zap Comix on the wax spattered, wire spool coffee table. I liked the film, but man, oh man I hate the art. Hate!

    15. i love r. crumb. his art. his thought patterns. his life. his persona. his humor. his insanity. amazing cartoonist and hi-octane nihilist philosopher.

    16. Comic style and sense of humor not to my taste. A bit dark and cynical.D and I went to movie about him so curious about his art work.

    17. Got this in middle school. It blew my mind what as to what kind of funny and dirty stories comics could tell. I was hooked.

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