Search / Login

Quick Links:
Latest Releases
Browse by Artist
Love and Rockets Guide
Peanuts books
Disney books
More browsing options under "Browse Shop" above


Search: All Titles

Advanced Search
Login / Free Registration
Detail Search
Download Area
Show Cart
Your Cart is currently empty.

Subscribe

Sign up for our email newsletters for updates on new releases, events, special deals and more.

Info: Your browser does not accept cookies. If you want to put products into your cart and purchase them you need to enable cookies.

Tell a Friend




The Complete Crumb Comics Vol. 15: Featuring Mode O'Day and Her Pals [Softcover Ed.]

Details for this: Book
Author: Robert Crumb
Format: Softcover
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 8.5" x 11"
Colors: b&w/color
Year: 2001
Publisher: Fantagraphics
ISBN-10: 1-56097-413-3
ISBN-13: 978-1-56097-413-0
Additional Details: Introduction by Peter Bagge

Price: $19.99

 


The definitive, comprehensive series reprinting the entirety of Crumb's published career enters the mid-1980s with this 15th volume, a period that many critics consider to be the richest of Crumb's career. Anchored by Crumb's contributions to the seminal anthology Weirdo, created and edited by Crumb, this volume includes the first several appearances of classic Crumb character Mode O' Day, the networking fashion plate that serves as a foil for some of Crumb's most biting satire about America's cultural "elite." Other Weirdo highlights include Crumb's fascinating adaptation of Dr. R. Von Krafft-Ebing's "Psychopathia Sexualis," and "Where Has it Gone, all the Beautiful Music of Our Grandparents?", two stories often-cited as being amongst Crumb's very best work. The Weirdo section wraps up with yet another classic, "The Religious Experience of Philip K. Dick," which chronicles the last years of the highly-regarded science-fiction writer who experienced an intense vision of the apocalypse and believed that he was possessed by the spirit of Elijah. Also included are Crumb's first collaborations with the late writer Charles Bukowski, including the chapbook "Bring Me Your Love," as well as several collaborations with Harvey Pekar from his autobiographical series American Splendor. The book is rounded out with a color section that includes rare album art for various jazz and blues greats, as well reproductions of his various comic book covers from this period. Crumb is the most revealing of all artists, and The Complete Crumb Comics leaves no stone unturned.

"It wasn't just contrariness or stubbornness or even simple pride so much as it was EGO that was driving Crumb's decisions. He hated the idea of being thought of as a creative has-been, and still desperately wanted to be considered 'the best' by his peers, but the only way he could do so was by reinventing himself as an artist. So he kept pushing himself and experimenting with both his technique and the content of his stories. The results of these efforts were mixed at first, but then things began to click. A LOT of things began to click, since he soon was developing a wide range of styles to use at his disposal. all of which served different purposes, but all of which were still undeniably Crumb." – From the introduction by Peter Bagge

Video & Photo Slideshow Preview (view in new window):


Links to Reviews and Features



You may also be interested in:

The Complete Crumb Comics Vol. 17: Cave Wimp [Softcover Ed.]
The Complete Crumb Comics Vol. 17: Cave Wimp [Softcover Ed.]
$19.99
Add to Cart
The Complete Crumb Comics Vol. 13: The Season of the Snoid [Softcover Ed.]
The Complete Crumb Comics Vol. 13: The Season of the Snoid [Softcover Ed.]
$19.99
Add to Cart
The Life and Death of Fritz the Cat
The Life and Death of Fritz the Cat
$19.99
Add to Cart
Pirates in the Heartland: The Mythology of S. Clay Wilson Vol. 1
Pirates in the Heartland: The Mythology of S. Clay Wilson Vol. 1
$34.99
Add to Cart


Last Updated: