Tuesday, February 4, 2020

R. Crumb's Limited Edition Signed Bettie Page Etching

RCrumb.com and Crumb Etchings announce the release of R. Crumb's signed and limited edition etching entitled Bettie Page.



In the early part of 2019, Crumb drew this illustration of Bettie Page with the possibility of an etching edition in mind. He sent the artwork to me in the late summer, and I enthusiastically converted the artwork onto film with which we created a zinc plate to print the edition. The white Hahnemuhle paper is 13" x 16.5." The embossed area is 9" x 12." The image size is 8" x 11." There are 50 prints in this edition, with 6 Artist Proofs (which are Crumb's and not mine to sell) and 3 Printer Proofs. I mailed the edition to be signed by Crumb in December. After signing the edition, he returned them to me and I received them late January. 

The edition will be released on Friday, February 7th. 

$380

Sunday, January 19, 2020

MODERN WORLD FUNNIES Giclée Print

RCrumb.com announces the new giclée release: 

MODERN WORLD FUNNIES

Robert created this strip for the back of the Mr. Natural #3 comic book (originally printed by Kitchen Sink, 1977). It's an interesting strip because it portrays two different points of view from one very talented mind. On one hand, Robert is well aware of the advantages of positive thinking (and he was obviously well-versed in the lingo of the "healthy and positive" therapy gaining momentum at that time). On the other hand, we have R. Crumb, the critical thinker. The result is a hilarious strip, with great lines like "Anybody who is well-adjusted is sick!" and "It's America that needs to be changed, not me!" Just as relevant today as it was when he created this. 

The 17" x 24" paper used is Somerset Velvet 255 gram archival paper. The image is 13" x 19," printed with archival Epson Ultrachrome inks. Release date: January 21st (MLK Holiday on the 20th).
$80





Also, I'm selling my last box of Weirdo Comic Magazines sent to me by Jesse long ago. There are only about 4 or 5 comics per issue, sometimes less. All the comics are in mint condition and never been read. They range from $8 to $10 each. You can find them at this link: Comics Page

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Release: Robert Crumb's Mr. Natural's 719th Meditation Giclée Edition


Wildwood Serigraphs and RCrumb.com announce the release of Robert Crumb's Mr. Natural's 719th Meditation Giclée edition.

We released a signed serigraph edition of Crumb's Mr. Natural's 719th Meditation in April of this year. The 100 print signed edition sold out quickly, and since then we've received many requests to release the image as an unsigned giclée edition to give those Crumb fans who were unable to purchase the serigraph an opportunity to buy the giclée. So by popular demand, we're releasing the giclée edition of R. Crumb's Mr. Natural's 719th Meditation. There are 300 prints in this edition which very closely resembles the serigraph edition. However, publisher Alex Wood has made several minor changes: the upturned earth in the construction panels is darker than the surface sand; a building in the background has been changed to a brick building, and other minor changes too insignificant to mention here. 

The size of the image is the same as the serigraph: 16" x 18". The size of the Somerset Velvet 255 gram archival paper is 20" x 24". Each print of the 300 print edition is hand-numbered. Release date is Friday, November 29th. Your satisfaction is guaranteed. 

$90
BUY ME 



WEIRDO Back Issues For Sale

Almost 20 years ago, Jesse Crumb sent me a large box with all sorts of Crumb-related things inside, including an assortment of new Weirdo comic books. I recently opened that box, scanned the different Weirdo comics he sent me, and we're now making them available for sale. There are about 8 or 9 different Weirdo comics for sale, and I only have three or four comics per title. They're like new, in Near Mint condition–you can go back to the '80's for $5 per comic! You can find them in the Comics page at RCrumb.com.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

R Crumb's Stoned Agin! Signed & Numbered Serigraph Print



STONED AGIN!
Signed & Numbered Serigraph Print

Wildwood Serigraphs and RCrumb.com announce the release of Crumb's serigraph edition: Stoned Agin!

 Crumb drew and published this famous comic strip in 1970. It's been reprinted (mostly pirated) extensively throughout America and Europe since then. The many color versions were never approved by Crumb, and finally, specifically for this edition, Crumb has colored Stoned Agin!  himself. He comments on his color work: 
"The image was too claustrophobic to have all the squares colored in because there's no space between the panels–this thin line, that's all there is. So I thought that it needed some breathing room around the color. I've seen other versions where people have filled in the entire panels with color and I never thought it looked good. It just needed some white space. And I chose the first panel to be a very neutral color, like normal, sober reality. But as you get stoned, it gets warmer and warmer until you get this mellow glow. At least that's how it was in the beginning. But I go into more detail about that in the certificate of authenticity."


We're proud to announce the release of the new Crumb 18 color serigraph edition. The edition is 170 prints. The white paper is archival BFK Rives paper which is 22" x 30". The image size is 14.5 x 22". Each print is numbered, signed and dated by Crumb. Each print also comes with its own certificate of authenticity, which was written by Crumb. Release date is Friday, November 15th. Your satisfaction is guaranteed. 

$390

Monday, September 23, 2019

Launching the updated RCrumb.com


We've rebuilt RCrumb.com using 3dcart which provides faster and easier navigation, mobile-friendly format, more features and products, fully secured with sitewide HTTPS, PCI Certification. And we added more information about Robert Crumb added to the "About Crumb" library.

To celebrate our new launching, we're offering a sale on Crumb's new book The Book of Weirdo (Last Gasp) for $28. We're also selling The Weirdo Years (Knockabout, 2013) for $28. We're selling Oog & Blik's Odds n' Ends (which is out of print) for $50. We're selling hardcover copies of R. Crumb: The Complete Record Cover Collection for $25. Last but not least, we're selling the softcover The Sweeter Side of Crumb for $15.

We're also releasing the last of Crumb's serigraph prints from his Mr. Natural's 719th Meditation which was released in April of this year. These are the last 4 serigraphs in the edition being sold for the same price as upon release– $375. The certificate was written and drawn by Crumb.

Visit our Crumb's Comic Timeline and our Crumb Print History page (both under the About Crumb category)–both on-going works in progress but nearly up-to-date. Also be aware of our Daily Specials which will be offered bi-monthly, featuring out-of-print comic books, or figurines or serigraph prints. 

Here's to more Crumb books, comics, prints and more information about Crumb for years to come.

Monday, August 12, 2019

2019 Summer Sale Sold Out R Crumb Prints

Each summer I sell prints from my personal print collection, or prints acquired in trades. All of these prints are from editions that are now sold out. They're in mint condition and have been stored in a flat file where they have never been exposed to light. I highly recommend using UV protected glass if you're going to buy and frame any of these prints. 

-Alex Wood


Jelly Roll Morton's Voodoo Curse Serigraph Print
This illustration was created for a cover on The Complete Crumb Series (Volume 16) which was released in 2002. The original strip appeared in Raw Magazine in 1985. We color separated, printed and released this 17 color edition in 2014. There are 90 prints in this edition, with 9 artist proofs and 3 printer proofs. This is print number 66/90. Comes with its Certificate of Authenticity written by Crumb. The paper is 19" x 18" and the image is 12" x 11". 
$650


Mystic Funnies Serigraph Print
Printed in 1998, there were 24 colors used in this edition. Stored flat, mint condition. White paper is 22" x 30". Image size is 17.5" x 25". This was signed by Crumb before he started dating his prints, so it's just signed "R. Crumb" and not dated. It's numbered 191 of 200. With certificate signed by Jesse and Alex.
$840


Fritz the Cat Serigraph Print
24 colors using 20 screens were used to print this edition in 2001. There are 200 prints in the edition. The white Rives BFK paper is 22" x 30". The image is 18" x 22.5". The certificate, which is signed by Jesse and Alex, was written by Robert. The print is in mint condition, stored flat. Numbered, signed and dated by Robert, this is print number 140/200.
$880

Head Comix Serigraph Print
This edition was printed in 2001. The edition never had a certificate created for it. There is a very light indicia printed at the bottom of the cream paper, which is 22" x 30". The image size is 14" x 18.5". There were 18 colors used to print the edition. Numbered, signed and dated by Crumb (twice, once printed and once in his cursive signature). This is print number #76/200. Stored flat; never has seen the light of day.
$750





The Following Prints Have Now Sold Out


San Francisco Comics #3 Serigraph Print
There are 110 prints in this edition, printed in 2009. It's a 16 color edition printed on white acid-free paper (Rives BFK) that's 20" x 28". The image size is 13.5" x 19.5". The certificate is written by Robert. The print is numbered, dated and signed by R. "'Don't Eff with Me" Crumb. This is print #61 of 110. Mint condition. 
$840
SOLD


Heroes of the Blues Serigraph Print
This 150 print serigraph edition sold out within a year it was published (2010). The cream paper size is 22" x 30," image size is 16.5" x 25". This is print number #33/150, and is signed by Crumb as R. "Oh Mercy" Crumb. There were 17 colors used to create this edition. Comes with its cert written by Crumb. Stored flat and in mint condition.
$850
SOLD


Twas Ever Thus Serigraph Print
This 16 color serigraph (14 screens) was printed in 2008. There are 150 prints in the edition. The cream paper is 22" x 28". The image size is 15" x 18.5". The cert was written by Crumb. The print is numbered (142/150), dated and signed nicely by Crumb. Mint condition.
$830
SOLD


BB King Serigraph Print
This 245 print edition was signed by both BB King and Robert Crumb. The certificate is signed by Floyd Lieberman (who was BB's manager in 2002) and Alex. There were 31 colors (29 screens) used to print this edition. The cream paper is 25" x 22". The image size is 17" x 14".  This is one of my printer proofs–1/3. Mint Condition– stored flat and never seen the light of day. Nice sig by BB.
$1500
SOLD


Zap #0 Serigraph Print
There were 110 prints printed for this edition on white 22' x 30" paper. The image is 15" x 21". 14 colors using 11 screens were used to create this edition in 2007. The certificate is written by Crumb. This is print #107/110. Dated, numbered and signed by RC. Mint condition.
$760
SOLD


Arcade #2 Serigraph Print
This 120 print edition was printed and signed in 2005. It took a while to sell out but it remains a high point in our collection of editions. There were 23 colors and 21 screens used to create this edition. The registration and spit-fountains (a total of five blends were used in the edition!) work perfectly. I was also able to hold the best detail with 230 mesh/dpi dither output of the films I used–the perfect combination. I think, as a printer, this is one of the best editions I've printed. The image size is 13" x 18.5". The cream paper size is 20" x 26". Comes with its cert, written by Crumb and signed by both Jesse and Alex. Mint condition, has never seen the light of day. This is print #115/120. Nice sig by Crumb.
$760
SOLD


Keep on Truckin' Serigraph Print
This 12 color edition was printed and released in January of 2017. It sold out in a couple of weeks, if I remember properly. There are 95 prints in the edition. This is print number 84/95 and it's signed R. "Whaddo I Know?" Crumb. The white paper size is 25.5" x 19". The image size is 19" x 12". In mint condition. Comes with its certificate of authenticity written by Crumb.
$850
SOLD


Despair Serigraph Print
This edition was released in 2006. It's the only edition I printed using a color process-printing method, producing many different colors resulting from over-laying the basic process colors. The paper is 22" x 30". The image is 15" x 21". This is print number 59/100. The cert was well-written by Crumb. Numbered, dated and signed by Crumb as well. Stored flat and has never seen the light of day. Mint condition.
$750
SOLD


Dale Steinberger Serigraph Print
There are 200 prints in this edition, and this is print number 172/200.  The edition was released in 2004. The cream Rives BFK paper is 22" x 30". The image size is 14" x 19". The certificate, written by Crumb, is signed by both Jesse Crumb (in cursive with his crazy, large-size Sharpie pen) and Alex Wood. Nice blend in the sky. Mint condition, stored flat, never has seen the light of day (except when it was photographed!). 
$550
SOLD


BB King Etching
Released in 2011 as a 35 print etching edition, it also had 6 artist proofs and 2 printer proofs. I'm selling one of my printer proofs, number 1/ 2. The paper is 14" x 17". The image is almost 8" x 10". This is one of the largest sized etchings we've done. Numbered, signed and dated by Crumb. Great illustration. Crumb's not even interested in BB King, but he did it for us (Jesse and me) as a favor. I'm still thankful to him for this great illustration.
$980
SOLD


Le Monde Selon Crumb Etching
This artwork was originally created for a poster advertising the comic show in Angouleme, France in 1991. We released it as a forty piece etching edition in 2016. This is print number 31/40. The paper size is 12" x 14". The image size is 7" x 9". "Kick their ass Take their gas"!
$860
SOLD


The Haymakers Etching
Released in 2015 as a 40 piece etching edition, there were also 5 artist proofs and 3 printer's proofs. The archival white paper is 11" x 14" inches. The image area is 6.5" x 9". Each print is numbered, dated and signed by Crumb. This is print number 32/40. In mint condition, stored flat and ready to go. This drawing is taken from a detail of Bruegel's oil painting The Hay Harvest.
$840
SOLD




Self-Loathing Comics Serigraph Print
There were 40 prints in this 2015 edition, with 6 artist proofs and 3 printer proofs. This is print number 37/40. It's numbered, signed and dated by Crumb. This one is custom signed R. "Yep, That's Me" Crumb. There were 16 colors used to create this edition. There was NO certificate issued with this edition, instead there is a indicia printed at the bottom of the print giving the specifications and colors printed. The white archival paper is 13" x 17". The actual print size is 8" x 11.5". The original crop marks were printed so this image is slightly larger than the one appearing on the front of the comic book cover which was originally released in 1994. 
$580
SOLD


Jelly Roll Morton's Voodoo Curse Serigraph Print
This illustration was created for a cover on The Complete Crumb Series (Volume 16) which was released in 2002. The original strip appeared in Raw Magazine in 1985. We color separated, printed and released this 17 color edition in 2014. There are 90 prints in this edition, with 9 artist proofs and 3 printer proofs. This is print number 66/90. Comes with its Certificate of Authenticity written by Crumb. The paper is 19" x 18" and the image is 12" x 11". 
$650

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Release: R. Crumb's Signed & Numbered Skip James Etching

LIMITED EDITION SKIP JAMES ETCHING  
In 2015, Robert illustrated a portrait of Skip James for his friend John Heneghan in exchange for some rare 78's. I saw the portrait this year for the first time (a customer sent the image to me requesting we create some kind of edition with it). I immediately called Robert and asked when he drew it, why, etc. After he told me the history of the portrait, I told him it was an amazing drawing. Crumb said, "Yeah, I like the way it turned out." We both agreed it would make an excellent etching edition. John Heneghan was kind enough to scan the original art and send it to me so we could begin with crystal clear artwork. We printed the edition in May, then sent it to France in early June where it was signed by Crumb. 
Crumb Etchings and RCrumb.com are pleased to announce the release of this new etching edition of 50 prints, with 6 artist proofs and 3 printer proofs. Each print is numbered, signed and dated by R. Crumb. The paper is 12" x 15." The image size is 6.75"x 9". Your satisfaction is guaranteed.
$390