Complete Crumb Comics Volume 13: Season of the Snoid

Complete Crumb Comics Volume 13: Season of the Snoid

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A perennial classic, back in print!

Back in print after a several year absence and with R. Crumb’s popularity higher than ever in the wake of the bestselling R. Crumb’s Genesis, this volume of The Complete Crumb Comics showcase several key years in Crumb’s career.

Vol. 13 showcases the late 1970s, when Crumb’s character the Snoid first appeared. That Crumb creation is a devilish imp, all id and no conscience, that some say is an alter ego of Crumb. Other highlights here include early collaborations with the late Harvey Pekar and a color section of covers Crumb drew for records by old-time blues and jazz musicians that beautifully convey his nostalgia for America’s musical past. It also includes one of Crumb’s most acclaimed works, “A Short History of America,” whose 12 panels chart the nation’s progress — or deterioration — from unspoiled pastoral landscape to a strip mall wasteland. Crumb’s brother Maxon, whom viewers of the documentary film Crumb will remember as an impecunious yogi who sleeps on a bed of nails, contributes an idiosyncratic introduction offering a unique perspective on Robert’s early years.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781560972969
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
Publication date: 09/13/1998
Series: Complete Crumb Series , #13
Edition description: REV
Pages: 120
Sales rank: 603,635
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 16 Years

About the Author

Born in Philadelphia, R. Crumb is the author of numerous comic works and one of the pioneers of underground comics and arguably one of the most famous cartoonists in history. His books include The Book of Genesis Illustrated by R. Crumb, and many more. He lives in the south of France with his wife, the artist Aline Kominsky-Crumb.

Maxon Crumb is a fiercely independent creator whose art and writings are as provocative and colorful as they are complex and imaginative. An artist, author, and yogi, his life was marked by a brutal childhood, crushing sibling rivalry (with underground comix legend R. Crumb), lost love, death threats, and debilitating disease.

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