Wildwood Serigraphs and rcrumb.com announce the release of the new R. Crumb CREEM serigraph edition.
In 1969, while passing through Detroit, Crumb was requested to draw the cover for a new Rock n' Roll newspaper called Creem. Being a leader in the underground art movement, Crumb obliged the youngsters in Detroit. But he did it with mixed feelings–Crumb did not appreciate modern pop music. So, while on one hand he gave them what they wanted, on the other he slyly added his own allegory: the pop music industry (the spray can–Mr. Dreamwhip) saturating the kids with white, fluffy junk.
Since the only copy of the artwork we could find was an actual newspaper cover from 1969, we scanned that and I spent the summer cleaning it up (each side of each line–it took a long, long time). When I finished, I mailed the restored artwork (printed in high resolution on bristol board) to Crumb in France where he reworked and finalized it. He mailed it back to me with a color guide. I color separated the artwork to his specifications and then printed the edition in December of 2021. It was signed and numbered in France in January of this year.
We're pleased to release this 16 color serigraph edition of an image that was always meant to be in color. There are 110 prints in the edition, each print numbered, signed and dated by Crumb. And each print is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity written by Crumb. The cream, archival Rives BFK paper is 20" x 27." The image size is 14" x 19." Your complete satisfaction is guaranteed or your money back.
Release date: Friday, February 11th.
Introduced on the cover of Creem's Rock n' Roll newspaper, Boy Howdy! has taken on a life of his own. For some reason, when the Creem newspaper turned into a magazine, it appropriated Boy Howdy! as their logo, and certainly without Crumb's permission.
But that magazine has been out of print for decades now, and we want to celebrate the reemergence of Boy Howdy! at his best–in full color and with Crumb's full permission.
We screen printed this 5 color design directly onto a royal blue Next Level 100% cotton t-shirt. These are expensive, top-of-the-line combed cotton t-shirts that are extremely soft and comfortable.
Lastly, Boy Howdy! is an exclamation that was popular during the era of World War 1. Crumb probably heard it on one of his 78 records from that time. Example of its use: "Boy Howdy is it hot!" Your satisfaction is guaranteed!
Small, Medium, Large, X-Large • $20
2XL • $23