Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Here's a deal from rcrumb.com: from the sold out BB King edition, one beautiful serigraph print, #150/250, signed by both Crumb and BB King. The edition sold out years ago. Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Alex and Floyd Lieberman (BB King's manager). Satisfaction guaranteed. Any questions, email the site.
There were two items in that last newsletter that had errors in their product code that wouldn't allow users to purchase these items from the newsletter. So if there is anyone whom were interested in the Arcade Serigraph or the Modern America Lithograph, these are still available and can be purchased at this link.
Another thing that's good for people to know whom are interested in ordering from the newsletter, an inventory is set on every item and for these items we only have one of that inventory is "1". If someone clicks on the Buy Me links the item is automatically taken out of inventory and the user has fifteen minutes to complete their purchase before it's put back into inventory.
So if there's an item you really want listed in the newsletter, don't presume that it's unavailable just because no inventory is shown. Everyone receives these emails at the same time so that first day there is a lot of traffic viewing these items and I've often found that not every user whom clicks on these links, decides to buy. So if there is an item you're really interested in, you could try again in fifteen minutes or you could email the site and inquire about the availability. You're always free to bring your questions and comments to us.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
We do have some items to sell that we wanted to let collectors know are available. These are all items we only have one of to sell.
Signed & Numbered Lithograph
Published in the mid-1990s
Your Hytone Comix
1st print 1971
Near Mint Condition
Cartoon Show Flyer
Th' Berkeley Gallery, S.F., CA
1st print 1971
Near Mint Condition
Zap #8 Comics
1st print 1975
Near Mint Condition
Arcade #2 Serigraph
Signed & Numbered w/ Certificate
This sold out print edition was published by Wildwood Serigraphs in 2005. This particular print is #79/120
It comes with the original certificate of authenticity to authenticate the print. Printed in 28 beautiful colors.
Print Size: 20" x 26 "
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Some months ago, we released through this newsletter, an etching edition of Crumb's Janis Joplin. The 50 print edition sold out very quickly without ever being available to the general public. However, we have many customers who don't use a computer or aren't signed up with the newsletter and they would be disappointed, and some even upset, if they never had the opportunity to purchase this image. So, in an effort to offer them this image of Janis without offending those that have purchased and invested in the etching edition, we have created a new 100 print serigraph edition of Janis. It's sized slightly larger, it's embossed with the publisher's chop and it comes with a Certificate of Authenticity, written by Crumb. For those of you who have purchased the etching and will not be buying the serigraph, this is what Crumb has written about Janis on the serigraph edition's Certificate of Authenticity:
Yeah, Janis, she was my buddy—poor thing. She was a very talented, gifted singer, but she got sidetracked by fame and her life went into a disastrous tailspin. In her last days she was surrounded by sycophants and music business hustlers just full of bad advice for her. She was young and, in spite of her tough, hard drinking exterior, she was innocent. She just wanted to please the crowds, who got excited when she screamed and stomped her feet and carried on histrionically on stage. The crowd loves a good show. The drawing of her that you have here is a remake of an earlier drawing I did of her back in 1969 when she was still alive. It presents this screaming showbiz Janis as she came to present herself to the public, the Janis that sweated blood to please the crowds. But personally, I think she was a better singer years before that, when she sang old time Country music and Blues in small clubs. She was great then, a natural born country girl shouter and wailer in the good old-time way. Just my opinion.
-R. Crumb November, '08
The white BFK Rives 280 gram serigraph edition paper is 12 x 15 inches.
The image is 7 x 9.5. Numbered edition of 100.
Signed by Robert Crumb.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Upon arriving we immediately noticed the resemblance among the Crumb decendants. The Crumb genes seem to dominate, even if it's crossed with my eastern European Jewish genes—our daughter was instantly recognizable to many relatives she had never met before. One cousin, Laurie, who also married a Jew, was astonished by Sophie's resemblance to her son. The most amazing resemblance, however, was that of Robert and his cousin Scott Rollenhagen, who hadn't seen each other since 1952. They are the same height and build (including turkey neck and protruding adam's apple) and were dressed identically down to the sandals with socks and old man's cap. They both have little white beards and thick rimless glasses. Robert, Sophie and Scott played music together at`the party, never having rehearsed or discussed anything in advance. They all knew a lot of the same tunes and had no trouble playing for a few hours. Scott is also an artist, although we haven't seen his work. Robert sez, "Scott is the alternate me. the not famous me, who lives in peace and seclusion in the woods of northern Minnesota." Robert was moved and intrigued by Scott and fantascized a lot about what it would be like to be him!
In general, the Crumb Family was more open, intelligent, liberal and eccentric than I had imagined. Even tho I stood out like a Christmas tree, no one seemed to notice or care. The whole time we were in Minnesota, we stayed at cousin Diane Wendland"s house, along with Robert's sister Carol and nephew Avery. Diane's hospitality was boundless and we really fell in love with her and her 6 toed cats. Cousin Gail put us up in Madison, where we got to know Larry, our half Japanese cousin from Hawaii and visited Alex Wood. We really liked Madison; it seemed like a very liveable place. All in all my preconceptions about Midwestern America were untrue and my fears about meeting the other side of the family were unfounded...Live and Learn, EH???
That's all folks,"
-Aline Kominsky Crumb
Thursday, July 17, 2008
There are 150 prints in this serigraph edition, each numbered, dated and signed by Robert Crumb.
The image is 15 inches wide by 18.5 inches tall. Each print is on cream 100% rag archival Rives BFK paper (22 x 28 inches) and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity written by Crumb and our guarantee for your complete satisfaction or your money back.
We also have a brand new Twas Ever Thus Tee available exclussively on R.Crumb.com!
This print goes live on our site, RCrumb.com, this weekend, and begins shipping this Monday, July 22nd, 2008, but you can order it right now through this newsletter.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
This is a transcript by Charles (Chuck) Crumb, Robert's father, dictated sometime in the 1970's. It is about his father Winifred Maxon Crumb (1880-1951) and mother Mary ‘Chicos’ Crumb (1887-1974).
This is Chuck. Dorothy, our oldest sister, has asked me to do an audio tape in memory of our father and mother. The following are the exact words taken from this tape, for my brothers and sisters, their wives and husbands and their children and children’s children. Dorothy has asked me to do this tape and perhaps I am not completely fit to undertake something of this very serious nature. But, at the same time, perhaps I am because of the fact that my memories of home and family probably are deeper than others because of the fact that I’ve spent so much time away from home and, in some cases, in places and in situations where the memories of home were very dear to me.
Even in the worst times, I think we all will remember that Dad had a lot of responsibility. He had his own large family; he had his mother, and after Uncle Albert died, he also had some serious responsibilities with Aunt Ruth’s family. So he had a lot of responsibility and things could get pretty hectic and things could get quite anxious but, through it all, he could take his pipe and his book and escape from the pressures for a few hours.
My view of Dad, as a small boy I guess, probably isn’t unlike any child’s view of their father when they were little. And to me he was all strong, all just, all fair, and sometimes quite severe. But I guess we’ll all remember our father as being someone who was very kind and very firm. He seemed to have an innate sense of fairness.
He must have taken me almost everywhere with him when I was a small boy because I can remember many, many places that we went and incidents. One of them that I remember very clearly was driving into a farm yard and an old white-haired lady came running out of her house, completely grief-stricken, waving her arms in the air and looking at my father and shouting, “Rob is dead! Rob is dead!” This was the time they found Bob Ladd (they called him Rob, I guess) up in the north woods, dead. And, of course, this was Mrs Ladd.
The rest of this transcript is available with more images on the new Crumb Family History pages at RCrumb.com
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Paper Size: 18" x 24"
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Our new Robert Crumb giclee print, Footsy, based on Wildwood's 1994 serigraph edition, is being released on April 14th. This deep, rich, saturated print is guaranteed to satisfy any and all of your expectations. The paper is an archival Somerset Velvet 255 gram paper. The inks used are archival Ultrachrome inks from Epson.
The image is 14.5" x 20".
The paper size is 18" x 24".
We sold a few of these a couple of years ago. This is from a french edition that's been sold out for some time now. We have only one available to sell.
Dimensions: 9 1/2" x 11 3/4"
Thursday, March 20, 2008
For this edition Crumb reworked the line work and revised the cover a little bit. The certificate of authenticity is one of the coolest one's Crumb wrote, printed in his own handwriting, and explaining what "Despair" was all about.
Paper Size: 22 " x 30"
Image Size: 15" x 21.5 "
Sunday, March 16, 2008
If anyone can help us out with this please contact our webmaster, Todd Merrick Novak at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paper size: 17 x 22 inches.
Image size: 13 x 19 inches.
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Your complete satisfaction or your money back.
Paper size: 17" x 24"
Image size: 13" x 20"
Friday, January 11, 2008
We only have 3 for sale!!!
Thursday, January 3, 2008
Published by Abrams with introduction by Terry Zwigoff.
We only have 3 left of these.