Wednesday, April 1, 2009

In the beginning…


R. Crumb, the cartoonist famous for creating Zap Comix and Head Comix has just finished his latest project. It’s a massive retelling of the first book of the Bible….”Robert Crumb’s Book of Genesis”.

Crumb is an American artist and illustrator recognized for the distinctive style of his drawings and his critical, satirical, subversive view of the American mainstream. He was founder of the underground comix movement and is regarded as its most prominent figure. Not a typical choice for a biblical work.

But this ain’t no April Fool’s joke. The wild, wacky, dissident spent four years on the project which is to be published in October. He was quoted as saying:

“It’s a lot of fun doing Genesis, actually, It’s very visual. It’s lurid. Full of all kinds of crazy, weird things that will really surprise people.”

I haven’t seen or read any Crumb work in a long time, but this should be very interesting. And if you haven’t seen the documentary on his life, it’s well worth the rental.

And God saw that it was good.
Genesis, 1. 10

6 comments:

Some Guy said...

Have you seen the documentary about him? It's excellent.

Blueberry said...

That's a Bible I wouldn't mind looking through.

Lola said...

Very interesting, what a cool post. Thanks. I will look into his bio documentary. Ciao!

Bruce said...

Now this is a version of the Bible I might actually WANT to read.

Marvin D. Wilson said...

As an old Hippie who used to read Zap Comix and a Crumb fan for decades, not to mention a non-religious spiritualist Christian, I can't WAIT to read his accounting of Genesis. Woot!!

SpookyRach said...

This is really cool! Thanks for the heads up.

(Glad you've missed me! Makes me feel wanted. haha! Things have been terribly busy of late and I haven't done much reading. Hope to change that starting this week.)