Thursday, July 2, 2015














The R.Crumb Site is pleased to announce our 2015 Summer Print Sale of rare lithographs and etchings from sold-out editions. Publisher Alex Wood is offering select prints from his personal collection at the most reasonable prices available. Their authenticity and quality is guaranteed by Wildwood Serigraphs and the Official R.Crumb Site

"All of our editions are sold directly to the public (not through any galleries) at extremely low prices. I've had people in the "Art Biz" tell me the artwork would sell better if it were priced higher, that no one is going to take any artwork seriously if it's priced below a grand. But that's not how we feel, and Crumb is insistent on keeping his artwork as affordable as possible for all of his readers.

"Once an edition sells out, the print values increase, of course. It's difficult to assess how much each print is worth. Prices on ebay help establish the market value, and also auctions. I've heard, for example, that the Cheap Thrills print sold for as much as $2,800, and selling regularly at $2,500 in galleries. All I know is we try to offer any sold out print at the lower end of the spectrum. I want people to feel confident that if they're buying a print from rcrumb.com, they're getting an authentic print in perfect condition at a good price."

Alex Wood, Publisher


Short History of America Serigraph .......................... $1300

Cheap Thrills Serigraph ................................................. $1300

Robert Johnson signed Serigraph .............................. $1100

BB King Serigraph ............................................................. $970

Cradle to Grave Serigraph ............................................... $880

Arcade #2 Serigraph ......................................................... $770

Mr Natural #2 Serigraph ................................................... $770

Mr. Natural Conjures the Devil Girl Serigraph ............ $770

R. Crumb's Third Eye Serigraph .................................... $740

Fritz the Cat Serigraph ...................................................... $740

Despair Serigraph .............................................................. $740

Janis Joplin Serigraph ....................................................... $680

Head Comix Serigraph ...................................................... $680

Mr Natural Does the Dishes Serigraph ......................... $570

Robert Johnson (unsigned) Serigraph .......................... $490

Dragster Serigraph ............................................................ $450

Dale Steinberger Serigraph ............................................. $450

Some Cold Rainy Day Serigraph ................................... $270

Quiet Study Etching .......................................................... $950

Louis Armstrong Etching ................................................ $950

Woodman, Spare That Tree Etching ............................. $900

Monica Delivers the Pizza Etching ................................ $850

BB King Etching ................................................................. $850

Crumb's Third Eye Etching ............................................. $780

Bigfoot Meets Whiteman Etching .................................. $750

On the Crest of a Wave Etching .................................... $700


Please see the Special Offers page of the R.Crumb Site for these and other offerings.

Alex

ALSO...

Check out the latest "Crumb on Others" interview (part ten) between Robert and Wildwood Serigraphs publisher Alex Wood. Crumb gives his opinions on the famous and infamous, including Jack Kerouac, Johnny Carson, Bill Griffith, Hugh Hefner and Linda Lovelace.

Saturday, April 25, 2015




The R.Crumb Site is pleased to announce a new etching edition, 
Bruegel's The Hay Harvest

Crumb's new etching is taken from Bruegel's painting The Hay Harvest (1565). One reason we're publishing this image is because Crumb's skill at translating a painting into a black and white ink drawing is under-appreciated. It's a beautiful illustration, almost like an engraving. Another reason is because Crumb's original drawing of the three haymakers is owned by a Norwegian collector named Tomas Brudvik, who was kind enough to send us a high resolution scan of the print. So we're starting with original artwork, which helps in our attempt to get the best possible print. Lastly, and I'm sorry to have to report this, but many of our customers can't seem to get their wife's approval for Crumb's work going up on the wall–well, this print is for all those kind, patient and saintly husbands. 

There are only 40 prints in this edition, with 5 artist proofs and 3 printer proofs. The archival white paper is 11 x 14 inches. The image area is 6.5  x 9 inches. Each print is numbered, dated and signed by Crumb (his signature is not shown in the picture because the prints are on the West Coast being signed at the moment). Your complete satisfaction is guaranteed. 
$350 Each  
 Please visit the Official R.Crumb Site (http://www.rcrumb.com) for more authorized Robert Crumb prints.

Sunday, January 18, 2015


Crumb is Charlie


CRUMB IS CHARLIE
R.Crumb's response to the Charlie Hebdo killings




As most fans know, Crumb lives in France. In Paris, on January 7th, 12 people were assassinated in the office of the weekly magazine Charlie Hebdo by Muslim fanatics. Within 24 hours after this, the  French daily newspaper LibĂ©ration requested Crumb draw a cartoon in memory of and support for the victims. Crumb did, with a provoking cartoon in the tradition of Charlie Hebdo.  

A day later, a reporter for the New York Observer interviewed Crumb about the Charlie Hebdo incident, his insight into the slain editor and his cartoon. You can read the interview here:  





MR. NATURAL #3
Rare Crumb comic rereleased

In early 1976, The Village Voice hired Crumb to do a full page weekly strip of Mr. Natural. Crumb created 40 pages until he could no longer continue the strip. Almost a year later, in 1977, Denis Kitchen proposed they compile the strips into one comic book. Crumb agreed, and then created the front and back covers and then the inside covers to complete the comic. It was first published by Kitchen Sink in 1977. It's been out of print for more than 10 years.



37 years after it was first published, we scanned and cleaned each page of a pristine "first printing" comic book (Crumb's copy). We rebuilt the color pages so there will be no moire patterns. Crumb Comics is now pleased to release another "lost" Crumb comic book – Mr. Natural #3, one complete continuous story featuring Mr. Natural. 

Editor Alexander Wood interviewed Crumb about this comic book… what he was going through when he created it and what he thinks about it now. This interview is available on our website at http://www.crumbproducts.com/pages/about/MrNatural3.html


$4.95

MR. NATURAL #3 SERIGRAPH
Companion to comic released

In conjunction with the release of the Mr. Natural #3 comic book, rcrumb.com is pleased to announce the release of the new Mr. Natural #3 serigraph editionThe dimensions and the quantity of this edition are smaller than the usual editions as per Crumb's instructions. The paper size is 15" x 21." The image size is 11" x 15.5." It's a 7 color edition printed on Rives BFK 100% archival rag white paper. There are 70 prints in the edition, with 7 artist proofs and 3 printer proofs.


Because of its smaller size and because of the small amount of colors needed to print this edition, we're offering it at an unusually low price of $290. It is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity which was written by Crumb, and a guarantee for your complete satisfaction or your money back. 





$290

Thursday, June 5, 2014



Jelly Roll Morton's Voodoo Curse!

In 2002, Crumb created a new illustration for the cover of The Complete Crumb, Volume 16. This year, he enlarged that drawing (and edited other elements) to create our new serigraph edition. This is an edition of 90 prints using 17 colors. The image size is 12" x 11." The white paper is 19" x 18." Each print comes with a certificate of authenticity and your complete satisfaction or your money back. Signed by Robert Crumb. Below is the copy Crumb wrote for the certificate:

Jelly Roll Morton's Voodoo Curse
This drawing was originally made for the cover of The Complete Crumb, Volume 16 (2002), which contained a story of the same name, which in turn originally appeared in an issue of Raw Magazine (issue #7, 1985). This story was my graphic adaptation from a segment of the book Mister Jelly Roll by Alan Lomax, published in 1950. In this book, Lomax transcribed Jelly Roll Morton himself telling his own life story, recorded by Lomax for the Library of Congress circa 1940. These recordings of Jelly Roll Morton, in which he intermittently plays tunes on the piano and talks, are now commercially available to the public in a multi-volume set.

Jelly Roll Morton was born in New Orleans in the early 1880's of "Creole" parentage. Morton claimed that he "invented" jazz music in the year 1902. Although an arrogant, overbearing character, Morton was, in fact, a superior musician, composer and band leader. His career culminated in the late 1920's, a period in which he recorded many jazz masterpieces, mostly his own compositions, piano solos as well as small and large band performances.

Morton's supreme self-confidence began to falter around 1930 and bit by bit the trappings of worldly success fell away from him. His music publishing business failed, he suffered loss of prestige among his colleagues, his personal life went all to pieces. He attributed these misfortunes to the "underground forces" of Voodoo – the power of curses, spells, rituals, powders and potions imbued with the psychic power to cause him harm or bring bad luck. New Orleans, where he came from, had a very strong tradition of "Black Arts." Superstition? Who can say? I wouldn't presume.

-- R. Crumb, Southern France, 2014

$340 Each

Thursday, May 1, 2014

All Four Hup Titles Now Available!

The Official Crumb Site is very pleased to announce the release of Crumb's Hup comics. Part of a four series collection, these comic books have been out of print for many years now. Written and drawn in the early '80's, Crumb brings back Mr. Natural and Flakey Foont and also introduces Cheryl Borck, The Devil Girl! 

Many of Crumb's readers are only familiar with his work from the late 60's and early 70's. Yes, of course he created many inspired comics at that time. But the Hup Series takes on a whole new level of story-telling. In 1977, Crumb and his friend Terry Zwigoff spent months and months writing and rewriting scripts of Whiteman Meets Bigfoot to present to several producers in Hollywood. Crumb learned a lot about outlining, scripting and writing during that, what turned out to be, unsuccessful project. But it wasn't entirely unsuccessful; his comics changed after that. Instead of sitting down and starting with an empty page and letting the drawing lead him on, now Crumb would write the story before he drew it. It changed the cohesive nature of the strips, while strengthening his own style of writing and tempo. His illustrating had become stronger too.

Hup 1 starts with the Ruff-tuff Cream-Puffs as they Take Charge! Crumb amazingly predicts the Bush-Cheney-Rumsfeld Administration, which occurred some twenty years after he drew the piece. Next Crumb brings back Mr. Natural! Then the famous My Troubles with Women Part 2 follows that and Crumb finishes with Mr. Natural's return, but only this time with Cheryl Borck, the Devil Girl!
Hup #1 $5 Each  Buy Me 

Hup 2 presents The Mighty Power Fems, Crumb's x-rated satire of super hero comics. Next is his hilarious If I Were King, finishing off with the continuation of Flakey Foont's obsession with The Devil Girl in The Meeting. Who could blame him?
Hup #2 $5 Each  Buy Me 

Hup 3 (1989) contains: Crumb's whimsical, allegorical satire of himself with The Story of My Life!; an abridged excerpt of Sartre's Nausea; Crumb's take on the ugliness of America (Donald Trump); and the continuing story of Mr. Natural, Flakey Foont and THE DEVIL GIRL!
Hup #3 $5 Each  Buy Me 

Hup 4 (1992) contains: Can You Stand Alone and Face Up To the Universe?; Crumb illustrates his excursion to the Academy Awards; Crumb continues his obsession with women with You Can't Have Them All (Magnificent Specimens I Have Seen); and Crumb concludes with Mr. Natural, Flakey Foont and, what is to be the last story depicting THE DEVIL GIRL.
Hup #4 $5 Each  Buy Me 

 Please visit the Official R.Crumb Site (http://www.rcrumb.com) for more Crumb comix.



Upcoming Serigraph Edition

Crumb has revised and enlarged a drawing he made for the cover of The Complete Crumb Volume 16 (published in 2002) titled Jelly Roll Morton's Voodoo Curse. He made specific color changes and we are in the process of printing it right now. The expected 100 piece edition will be finished by the time Crumb is on the west coast so he can sign the edition without the added transatlantic shipping expense (and customs hassle). It will be finished, signed and released in late May. Below is a black-and-white preview of the image, which will be printed in full color.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

New Comix Release


  
The Official R.Crumb Site is very pleased to announce the release of Crumb's Hup 1 and Hup 2 comics books. Part of a four series collection (Hup 3 and Hup 4 will be released next month), these comic books have been out of print for many years now. Written and drawn in the early '80s, Crumb brings back Mr. Natural and Flakey Foont and also introduces Cheryl Borck, The Devil Girl! 

Many of Crumb's readers are only familiar with his work from the late '60s and early '70s. Yes, of course he created many inspired comics at that time. But the Hup Series takes on a whole new level of story-telling. In 1977, Crumb and his friend Terry Zwigoff spent months and months writing and rewriting scripts of Whiteman Meets Bigfoot to present to several producers in Hollywood. Crumb learned a lot about outlining, scripting and writing during that, what turned out to be, unsuccessful project. But it wasn't entirely unsuccessful; his comics changed after that. Instead of sitting down and starting with an empty page and letting the drawing lead him on, now Crumb would write the story before he drew it. It changed the cohesive nature of the strips, while strengthening his own style of writing and tempo. His illustrating had become stronger too. 


Hup 1 starts with the Ruff-tuff Cream-Puffs as they Take Charge! Crumb amazingly predicts the Bush-Cheney-Rumsfeld Administration, which occurred some twenty years after he drew the piece. Next Crumb brings back Mr. Natural! Then the famous My Troubles with Women Part 2 follows that and Crumb finishes with Mr. Natural's return, but only this time with Cheryl Borck, the Devil Girl!

Hup 2 presents The Mighty Power Fems, Crumb's x-rated satire of super hero comics. Next is his hilarious If I Were King, finishing off with the continuation of Flakey Foont's obsession with The Devil Girl in The Meeting. Who could blame him?
Hup #1 $5 Each  Buy Me 
Hup #2 $5 Each  Buy Me  
 Please visit the Official R.Crumb Site (http://www.rcrumb.com) for more Crumb comix.



New "Crumb on Others" Interview

Read the latest "Crumb on Others" interview (part eight) between Robert and Wildwood Serigraphs publisher Alex Wood. Crumb gives his opinions on the famous and infamous, including frank comments on his parents and brother Charles.

Also, we have updated our collection of Robert's Custom Signatures on prints made by Wildwood over the last twelve years with new submissions by our readers, thank you.


New Site Design

Please check out our new "mobile-friendly" site design. The site is now viewable on phones and tablets, as well as computers.
(http://www.rcrumb.com)



Monday, January 27, 2014

The R.Crumb Site is pleased to announce a new etching edition, 
On the Crest of a Wave.

In 1990, Crumb drew this cartoon for the cover of Fantagraphic's The Complete Crumb Volume 6. The volume contained his work created on the crest of the wave, late 1969 and early 1970, just before the youth movement came crashing down. Crumb's talents as an editorial cartoonist are well displayed here, humorously summarizing his generation's youthful and naive expectation for a better world. Crumb recently told printer Alex Wood, "There were very few people who were aware the wave was going to crash when we were on the crest." And the cartoon depicts this: there are several terrified hippies who are aware of the impending confrontation with reality. Crumb reworked the illustration for this etching edition.

Image size: aproximately 9" x 7". Emboss size: 10" x 8.5". Paper size: 14" x 13".
Printed on archival Hahnemuhle paper. 50 in the edition, 5 artist proofs, 3 printer proofs. Guaranteed satisfaction.

$350 Each  
 Please visit the Official R.Crumb Site (http://www.rcrumb.com) for more authorized Robert Crumb prints.