- Full Description
This a cloth-bound portfolio with special gold embossing containing five giclée prints scanned from original pages of Zap art by Robert Crumb, Paul Mavrides, Gilbert Shelton, Robert Williams, and S. Clay Wilson.
There scarcely was an underground comics world before Robert Crumb's classic solo first issue of Zap in 1968. By Zap #2, he had begun assembling a Seven Samurai of the best, the fiercest, and the most stylistically diverse cartoonists to come out of the countercultural kiln. All of them were extremists of one sort or another, from biker-gang member Spain Rodriguez to psychedelic surfer Rick Griffin.
Somehow they produced a decades-long collaboration: a mindblowing anthology of abstract hallucination, throat-slashing social satire, and shocking sexual excess, that made possible the ongoing wave of alternative cartoonists like Daniel Clowes, Chris Ware, and Charles Burns.
The Complete Zap Comix collects every issue of Zap--every cover and every story, and even the Zam mini comic jam among the Zap artists--in an enormous, five-volume, slipcased hardcover set--plus a sixth volume, a portfolio with the all 17 Zap covers superbly reproduced as Giclee prints, each suitable for framing, by all eight of the Zap artists.
This includes the 16th unpublished issue with work by Crumb, Moscoso, Wilson, Rodriguez, Shelton, Mavrides, and Williams. Introduction by founder R. Crumb and an oral history of Zap by Patrick Rosenkranz.
A very handsome package and huge, in a stark black cloth box and weighing some twenty pounds!!
"When Crumb did the first Zap, it just hit whole underground comics world like a hurricane." -Spain Rodriguez
- Additional Information
Item Code COMZH Publisher Fantagraphics Publish Date 2014 ISBN 9781606997871 Adult Rating Mature Readers Binding Hard Cover Dimensions 9x12 # Pages 920pg Color Partial Color