- Full Description
Volume 5 covers 1967 and 1968, the time when Crumb was crowned King of the Undergrounds, and includes drawings of "flower children" and strips with his famous characters such as Mr. Natural, Shuman the Human, and Eggs Ackley. (And not-so-famous characters such as Bob Dill, the Folk-Singing Pickle.) Unexpected gems and early versions of famous pieces leap out at you as you glance through the book. A case in point this time: remember the famous EVO "Mr. Natural as a vacuum-cleaner salesman" cover, which showed the sage/huckster alarming Mrs. Suburban Housewife? (Fantagraphics used the image on a t-shirt.) This characteristically Crumb-esque piece, symbol of mainstream America's confusion face-to-face with the explosion of the late '60s, appears in an early version here in Volume 5.
Black-and-white illustrations throughout, and 4 pages of color sketches. Inside cover has a tipped in plate signed by R. Crumb.
Note: This is an out of print, used and/or rare item. Very good. All pages are wrinkled from dampness. Both inside covers and spine are water stained, as well as the last 25 pages, not affecting tipped-in plate
- Additional Information
Item Code RB1389 Publisher Fantagraphics Publish Date 1995 ISBN 1560971649 Condition Very good. All pages are wrinkled from dampness water staining to covers and final pages not affecting tipped in plate. Binding Hard Cover Dimensions 8x11 # Pages 176pg Color b&w