Your Vigor for Life Appalls Me: Robert Crumb Letters 1958–1977
Spanning the most important era of his life, from the painful formative years of his early adolescence to the fame and fortune of his adulthood, this collection of personal correspondences sheds light on the artistic development, bitter struggle, and ultimate triumph of the greatest cartoonist of the twentieth century. A powerful literary view into the mind of an artistic genius, and an entertaining read even for those few not familiar with the cartooning giant's work. It's Crumb's sketchbook of words, featuring tons of great art, including entire letters done in cartoon form!
Artists: R. Crumb
Publication Date: 2012
Dimensions: 6 x 9 in (15.2 x 22.9 cm)
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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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