Sophie Crumb Evolution of a Crazy Artist HC (2010 W.W. Norton) comic books
1st prinitng. A groundbreaking work of striking originality that charts a young artist's life through her own drawings, from toddlerhood to motherhood. Sophie Crumb's startlingly expressive drawings track her development as an artist from age 2 to 28. Revealing how an original artistic sensibility is both innate and nurtured, the book features six separate developmental stages, including Sophie's earliest drawings, the elaborate fantasy world of her childhood, to artwork from her early twenties that reflects a personal anguish that concludes with motherhood and creating a family of her own. Illuminating and intimate, this book is a dramatic yet subtle statement on the evolution of personality as seen through art. Also available in a Limited Edition that includes signed prints by Sophie Crumb, her father Robert Crumb, and mother Aline Crumb. Softcover, 8-in.x 11-in., 304 pages, full color. Cover price $27.95.