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JDub Records on Crumb’s Genesis

Wednesday, October 21, 2009 | Permalink

Posted by Naomi Firestone-Teeter

Dr. Doughnuts post on the JDub Records blog about R. Crumb’s new graphic novel, The Book of Genesis:“Let’s Draw God”

Crumb Fans, Rejoice!

Monday, August 24, 2009 | Permalink

Posted by Naomi Firestone-Teeter

If you live in LA–you’re in luck. This October the Hammer Museum presents
seminal comic artist R. Crumb’s adaptation of the first book of the Old Testament, the Book of Genesis. The exhibition will run from October 24, 2009-February 7, 2010.

The exhibition features 207 individual, black-and-white drawings incorporating every word from all fifty chapters, as well as a cover, title page, introduction and back cover. Each drawing contains six to eight comic panels illustrating the stories of Adam and Eve, Noah’s Ark, Sodom and Gomorrah, and more. Using his signature bawdy style, Crumb’s version of the Book of Genesis puts an entirely new twist on the Bible. This highly anticipated project has been building momentum over the last few years and it has established a huge fan base among comic and art lovers around the world.

The catalog for the exhibit is The Book of Genesis Illustrated by R. Crumb, which includes a handwritten introduction by the artist, and edited by Robert Weil. The catalog will be published by W.W. Norton in late October 2009.

More details:

  • The exhibition will be traveling to other institutions in the U.S., to be confirmed shortly.
  • This exhibition is organized by the Hammer Museum and curated by Ali Subotnick, Curator.
  • For current program and exhibition information for the Hammer Museum, please call 310-443-7000 or visit

Preview of Images from Exhibition and Book:

R.Crumb Does Genesis

Thursday, March 26, 2009 | Permalink

Posted by Naomi Firestone-Teeter

R. Crumb has finished his “Genesis Project,” a graphic novel projected for this Fall as reported by GalleyCat.

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