- Full Description
Originally published in France in 1986 by Futuropolis, the first edition of Bible of Filth was never distributed in the United States because of its graphic sexual content, which included some of Crumb’s most explicit comics from underground magazines such as Snatch, Jiz, Zap, XYZ, Big Ass and Uneeda. This revised and expanded English edition contains all stories and art from the 1986 volume, with over 100 pages of additional material. Printed on thin bible paper with all three edges gilt, bound in leather, gold debossed cover.
This volume looks and feels like a small traditional bible, with no outward suggestion of what it contains. Well, except the blessed title!!
Organized chronologically, there are comics from 1968 to 1986 that were omitted from the first edition and an entirely new selection of work from after 1986.
One of America’s most celebrated cartoonists, R. Crumb helped define cartoon and punk subcultures of the 1960s and '70s with comic strips like Fritz the Cat, Mr. Natural and Keep on Truckin’. The open sexuality of his work, paired with frequent self-deprecation and a free, almost stream-of-consciousness style, has made Crumb into a global voice and a renowned contemporary artist.
This revised and expanded Bible of Filth is the perfect introduction for newcomers, while retaining its status as an important collector’s item for Crumb enthusiasts around the world.
- Additional Information
Item Code BIBFH Publisher David Zwirner Books Publish Date 2017 ISBN 9781941701706 Adult Rating Adult Material Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket Dimensions 5x7 # Pages 335pg Color b&w