R. CRUMB SKETCHBOOK 1974-1978, 1st 1978 - COUNTERCULTURE CARTOONIST COMIX
Book Details + Condition: Zweitausendeins (Frankfurt), 1978. First Edition. Hardcover with slipcase. 310 pages. Three-quarter faux leather bound with maroon and black cloth boards with slipcase. Includes supplemental booklet which provides with German translations of Crumb's comics from 1974-1978. In very good condition, with firm binding and a clean interior. Does not appear read, and shows only light wear from storage.
The book reproduces the most notable illustrations of R. Crumbs work from 1974 - 1978.
R. Crumb is a prolific artist and contributed to many of the seminal works of the underground comix movement in the 1960s, including being a founder of the first successful underground comix publication, Zap Comix, contributing to all 16 issues. He was additionally contributing to the East Village Other and many other publications, including a variety of one-off and anthology comics. During this time, inspired by psychedelics and cartoons from the 1920s and 1930s, he introduced a wide variety of characters that became extremely popular, including countercultural icons Fritz the Cat and Mr. Natural, and the images from his Keep On Truckin' strip.