R. Crumb’s “A Short History of America”


Are we the only ones who wish the last panel of this series (which can be seen in Terry Zwigoff‘s 1994 film Crumb) contained some Jetsons-inspired flying cars?

Speaking of R. Crumb, while the legendary illustrator’s highly-anticipated comic adaptation

of The Book of Genesis doesn’t come out until October, you can already check out a panel of it here. (If you’re a New Yorker subscriber, an 11-page excerpt ran in the Fiction Issue early last month.) Hardcore fans will be glad to learn that there’ll also be a 250 copy limited-edition run that comes complete with a signed print and a price tag of $500. Expensive no doubt, but word is it should sell out fast. Earlier this week Boing Boing posted about R. Crumb’s Sex Obsessions, a $700 book that explores the artist’s fascination with getting large women to give him piggyback rides, and the like.

The takeaway? An R. Crumb habit is going to cost you.