R. Crumb's Book of Genesis coming in 2009


Here's a little peek at a page from Robert Crumb's forthcoming Book of Genesis, a literal adaptation from the first book in the Old Testament. It's been years-in-the-making (Here's a 2004 Guardian article about it). The only other book I'm looking forward to with as much excitment as this one is Harvey Kurtzman's Humbug anthology.

The long-awaited publication of Robert Crumb's Book of Genesis, an adaptation of the Bible story, which Norton will be publishing in Fall 2009. I had the privilege of seeing some of the pages in France two years ago, and the scope of the work has haunted me ever since. I'm sure the religious right will be all up in arms with cliché horror that a quote unquote "cartoonist" has defamed their sacred cow, but Crumb is taking this work very seriously, and Genesis is some of his best work.

R. Crumb Illustrates The Book of Genesis literally