On sale date: December 31, 2009
A perennial classic: the complete cartoon work of the underground cartoonist for 1970 and 1971.
Back in print after a several-year absence, and with Crumb's popularity ever-rising, the seventh volume of The Complete Crumb Comics spotlights Crumb's work from 1970 and 1971, the peak years of Crumb's hippie stardom which led to “the grip of paralyzing, crippling self-consciousness that for years became increasingly harder to push past," as Crumb writes in his introduction. Included from this era is the entirety of Crumb's work from underground classics such as ZAP, The East Village Other, Bijou, Mr. Natural, Uneeda, Esquire, and much more, including strips featuring classic Crumb characters like Fritz the Cat, Flakey Foont, Angelfood McSpade, Bo Bo Bolinski, and Shuman the Human.
"What a long, strange trip it's been. Over the course of his five-decade career the comic artist R. Crumb has gone from hero of the hippie underground to toast of the international art world. (The New York Times)"
"Taken in sequence, these books display the evolution of Crumb's style, from his repressed yet dreamily idealistic early efforts to the joyful discoveries made by Crumb in the aftermath of his 'fuzzy acid' period of the mid '60s, to the postfame autobiographical works and endless strips obsessed with misogyny and perversion. (The Village Voice)"
- Paperback / Softback
- Black and white with some color
- 8.6" × 11"