The iconic cartoonist Robert Crumb will get a living retrospective in an immense new hardcover from from IDW Publishing. Scheduled to come out August 16, R. Crumb: From the Underground to GENISIS takes the recent Crumb retrospective exhibit from Paris's Modern Art Museum and puts it to paper.
"We couldn't be more excited to bring this career-spanning collection of work by the genre-defining artist to new audiences, based on the beautiful Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris edition with a fresh take for English readers," said Justin Eisinger, IDW's Senior Editor of Books. "Working with Crumb to achieve his expectations is a graphic novel editor's dream."
Here is the full solicitation for the project:
R. CRUMB: From the Underground to GENESIS
R. Crumb (a & c)
The Modern Art Museum of the City of Paris (Musée d'art moderne de la ville de Paris) presents a premiere retrospective exhibition on one of the greatest illustrators of the past fifty years: Robert Crumb. One of the pioneers of Underground comics, he represents a mythical figure in American counter-culture.
HC • PC • $44.99 • 240 pages • 9” x 11.75” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-109-0
Expected in-store date: 8/16/17
· Advance solicited for August release!
· “During adolescence I couldn’t fit in… but it freed me to drop that Hollywood ideal and pursue the people that I thought attractive.” — R. Crumb on his work (The Guardian, 4/24/2016)