"Somehow the Devil got me!"

Crumb’s personal selection of his most secret fantasies, freshly colored just for TASCHEN

They have little to do with the standard procreative urge, Mr. Crumb admits. He has also said he finds nothing more boring than someone else’s sexual obsessions, and yet through his long career the world’s most famous underground cartoonist has felt compelled to include his own sex fantasies in his art. He explains it as a compulsive catharsis, while fans call R. Crumb’s erotic fantasies the Master at his best.

Now Crumb has selected his most intimately revealing comic strips and single page drawings to create a 258 page encyclopedic trip through his sexual psyche. All images were created between 1980 and 2006, and all strips are hand-colored for a lush vibrancy never seen in his comic books. In total the book features 14 complete stories, including My Troubles With Women, If I Were a King, A Bitchin’ Bod, and How To Have Fun With a Strong Girl, as well as 60 single page drawings.

The artist admits it’s a little scary to see his most fevered obsessions collected end to end like this, but fans will find Robert Crumb’s Sex Obsessions a fascinating peek inside an often tortured, always brilliantly talented mind, as well as an unparalleled collector’s item.

This signed limited edition of 1,000 copies is a work of art in itself, with every part of the book—front and back covers, spine, and introductory pages—created for this project by Robert Crumb. Each book also comes with a pigment print by Mr. Crumb.

Crumb, ’06
26,7 x 20 cm / 10.5 x 7.9 in.
(Frame not included)
The artist:
Robert Crumb was born in Philadelphia in 1943 and was encouraged by his older brother Charles to draw comics in childhood. He credits his mid-’60s LSD use with turning him to the underground style that made his fame, best illustrated in the comics Zap, Snatch, Big Ass, Weirdo, and Hup. He has released scores of books, including TASCHEN’s Sex Obsessions (2007), and is the subject of the biographical film Crumb (1994). He lives in France with his wife, Aline Kominsky-Crumb.

The editor:
Dian Hanson was born in Seattle in 1951. For 25 years she produced various men’s magazines, including Puritan, Juggs and Leg Show, before becoming TASCHEN’s sexy book editor in 2001. Her many books for TASCHEN include The New Erotic Photography Vol. 2 and Robert Crumb: Sketchbooks 1982-2011. She lives in Los Angeles.
Robert Crumb's Sex Obsessions (Collector's Edition)

Robert Crumb's Sex Obsessions

Robert Crumb, Dian Hanson
Hardcover in slipcase with print, 8.0 x 10.8 in., 258 pages
$ 1,000
Edition: English
Availability: In Stock
  • Reviews
“Cartoonist R. Crumb compiles his favorite illicit drawings in one funny (and often) disturbing package.”
— G.Q., New York, United States
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