Robert Crumb: Sketchbooks 1982-2011

Get volumes 7-12 in a new Taschen series spanning Robert Crumb's career from 1964-2011.

  • Editor: Dian Hanson
  • Info: Hardcover, 6 vols. in slipcase, incl. signed print, 8.1x10.6in
  • Pagination: 1344
  • Price: £650
  • ISBN 978-3-8365-2479-7

The father of the underground comix movement, Robert Crumb is one of the most celebrated comic artists working today. Now aged 68, Crumb's work on Keep on Truckin, Devil Girl, Fritz the Cat, and Mr. Natural has earned him his place amongst the world's leading satirical comic artists.

Robert Crumb requested that the books representing the second half of his career be published first due to fan demand for new Crumb material (Volumes 7-12 cover the period 1982-2011, and the forthcoming Volumes 1-6 will cover the period 1964-1981).

The box-set is the first collection of Crumb's work to be printed since the seven volume series issued by the German publisher Zweitausendeins between 1981 and 1997. Unlike Zweitausendeins' release, which featured all of Crumb's sketches, this latest volume has been edited to include only his best work.

A snip at £650

A snapshot of the 20.5 x 27cm signed print that comes with the books

For fans of Crumb's work in comics such as Zap, Snatch, Big Ass, Weirdo, and Hup, the hefty £650 price tag will probably be justified by the accompanying signed print by Crumb. And you can buy the series now via Taschen. For others, here's a small taster of what the book offers.