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R. Crumb Sketchbook SC (1992-2004 Fantagraphics) comic books 2002-2004

  • Issue #9-1ST
    R. Crumb Sketchbook SC (1992-2004 Fantagraphics) 9-1ST

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    Volume 9 - 1st printing. "October 1972 to June 1975!" R. Crumb has written and drawn sketchbooks continually from the early 60s to present. Fantagraphics is proud to present these sketchbooks, in facsimile form, as a comprehensive series of volumes. Volume 9 covers 1972 through 1974 and represents one of the more inquisitive and soul-searching periods in this phenomenal artist's life. These sketchbooks represent something never before achieved in the field of art and literature: a single, unified, organic, (and ongoing) life's work. Crumb's sketchbooks are, as a body of work, incomparable in their magnitude, scope, and intensity, and therein lies their uniqueness and value. Unrecognizable as straight autobiography, these books chronicle Crumb's perceptions more than his life itself. As such, they offer a rare and often raw insight into process: how ideas are formed, how connections are made, how technique and craft are honed, and how the ability to "see" is truly cultivated. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 128 pages, B&W. Mature Readers Cover price $19.95.

  • Issue #10-1ST
    R. Crumb Sketchbook SC (1992-2004 Fantagraphics) 10-1ST

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    Volume 10 - 1st printing. "June 1975 to February 1977!" Crumb is undoubtedly the foremost cartoonist of the latter 20th Century, and his sketchbooks - in which he has written and drawn continually from the early 1960s to present - might rank as his finest achievement. Fantagraphics is proud to present these sketchbooks, in facsimile form, as a comprehensive series of volumes that will eventually run well over 4,000 pages. Volume 10, covering mid-1975 through early 1977, is the latest, and it represents one of the more inquisitive and soul-searching periods in this phenomenal artist's life. These sketchbooks also stand as a monumental existential document. Crumb repeatedly expresses, through a variety of penetrating and coruscating visual metaphors, the central existentialist struggle: to live in the full light of consciousness with all the risk, pain and suffering that entails. Nowhere is this more apparent than in this tenth volume, which coincides with the disintegration of the late-1960s counterculture that made him famous. Like every volume in the series, though, Volume 10 offers the full panoply of a life of perceptions rendered with consummate artistry. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 128 pages, B&W. Mature Readers Cover price $19.95.