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