On sale date: October 17, 2002
"Jelly Roll Morton's Voodoo Curse," plus the "Pioneers of Country Music" portrait series, Weirdo classics like "The Religious Experience of Philip K. Dick," Hup #1 and more!
The multiple award-winning The Complete Crumb Comics series—the definitive, comprehensive series reprinting the entirety of Crumb's oeuvre—enters the mid-1980s with this 16th 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 focuses on the years 1985-1987 and includes the seminal "Jelly Roll Morton's Voodoo Curse," from Art Spiegelman's RAW magazine. Also featured are Crumb's gorgeous "Pioneers of Country Music" color portrait series, and such Weirdo classics as "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 is Crumb's first issue of Hup, his acclaimed solo series of the 1980s and 1990s. The book is rounded out with a new cover and introduction by Crumb and 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.
"An American Hogarth." — Robert Hughes - Time
"An impressive demonstration of his versatility... shows off his boundless imagination, iconoclastic worldview, and masterly draftsmanship." — Booklist
"His work is wry, hilarious, and infinitely more entertaining than any tale of his domestic woe." — The Guardian
"The Daumier of his time." — Curator Robert Doty, Whitney Museum
"Crumb begins where MAD leaves off... He makes me proud to be an American." — Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
- Color and black and white.
- 8.8" × 11.4"