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?
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.
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