The R. Crumb Coffee Table Art Book

Edited by Peter Poplaski

The R. Crumb Coffee Table Art Book is a concise and beautifully designed overview of Crumb’s remarkable career, presented in chronological order. The 250-page volume compiles material from five decades of work and features hundreds of drawings, illustrations, paintings, and covers as well as rare photographs of the artist and never-seen-before sketchbook work. Each of the 15 chapters is introduced by Crumb who contributes handwritten autobiographical anecdotes. It is a must-have for any Crumb collector.


Publisher: Back Bay Books

Artists: R. Crumb

Contributors: Peter Poplaski

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Softcover

Dimensions: 11 x 13 in (27.9 x 33 cm)

Pages: 256

ISBN: 9780316163330

Retail: $40 | £30

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R. Crumb

Born in Philadelphia in 1943, R. Crumb has used the popular medium of the comic book to address the absurdity of social conventions, political disillusionment, irony, racial and gender stereotypes, sexual fantasies, and fetishes. Inspired by Thomas Nast, Honoré Daumier, T.S. Sullivant, and James Gillray, amongst others, his drawings offer a satirical critique of modern consumer culture and seem to possess an outsider’s perspective—a self-conscious stance, which Crumb often relates to his personal life.

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