- “Underground cartoonist Robert Crumb’s X-rated œuvre has been catalogued before, but never by his own hand… fans of caustic humor, alienation, and luxurious pubic hair rejoice.”
- “One of the most impressive sketchbook collections you are likely to ever see.”
- “That great purveyor of very beautiful (and very voluminous) art books, TASCHEN, has set the bar very high with its publication today of a boxed set of six volumes of sketches by Robert Crumb, a leading figure in underground US comix in the 1960s… This limited edition accompanied by a signed print is closer to a work of art (investment) than to an art-book, and despite its hefty price-tag, it is hard to imagine that the one thousand copies printed will be on the market for very long.”
- “The underground comic artist and gifted dirty old man handpicks his finest unsavory doodles.”
Robert Crumb. Sketchbooks 1964-1982Edition of 1,000Hardcover in slipcase with signed print “Gurls! Sex!” in portfolio, 20.5 x 27 cm (8.1 x 10.6 in.), 1,344 pages1000Edition: English Availability: In Stock
Art Edition (No. 1–1,000), with the print Gurls! Sex! signed by Robert Crumb
Robert Crumb. Sketchbooks 1964-19821000
The early years – from The Yum Yum Book to Snatch, Zap, and Despair and Weirdo
With Robert Crumb’s original art setting records at auction (the cover art for Mr. Natural #1 sold for $ 101,575 at Dallas-based Heritage Auction Galleries in 2007), this limited edition with signed print is sure to increase in value and be sought both as an investment by collectors and as a stunning addition to any Crumb fan’s library.
Robert Crumb first found fame with Zap comics in 1968. Subsequent comics include Snatch, Big Ass, Despair, Weirdo and Hup. He starred in the Oscar nominated 1994 film Crumb, and has produced many books, including TASCHEN’s Sex Obsessions.
Dian Hanson is a senior editor and writer for TASCHEN, with over 50 books to her credit. In addition to ARNOLD, her recent works include The Art of Pin-up, Masterpieces of Fantasy Art, and The Fantastic Worlds of Frank Frazetta.
Robert Crumb. Sketchbooks 1964-1982Edition of 1,000Hardcover in slipcase with signed print “Gurls! Sex!” in portfolio, 20.5 x 27 cm (8.1 x 10.6 in.), 1,344 pages
ISBN 978-3-8365-2443-8Edition: English