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Robert Crumb Sketch Book

Volume 1 June 1964 - Sept 1968

by Artist Robert Crumb and Editor Dian Hanson

Page Extent:440 pages
Book Size:205 X 270 mm (Height x Width x Depth)

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Golden Crumbs! Mid-1960s dispatches from America’s most controversial cartoonist

From the very beginning, even before the sexual revolution made Robert Crumb the world’s most celebrated underground cartoonist, he felt compelled to commit his sexual fantasies to paper. Once upon a time, he’d destroy them, fearful of others discovering his quirky tastes. Then he found that baring his soul provided a sort of therapy, leading him to immortalize every desire in pen and ink. 

Crumb’s personal selection of these works originally appeared in a gorgeous, but pricey TASCHEN Collector’s Edition, personally curated by the notoriously fastidious artist. This compact new edition, sourced from the same Robert Crumb Sketchbooks 1964-1982, offers the same high-quality obsession at a bargain price. Through satire, psychedelia, and outlandish sexually obsessed characters, 448 pages bring the best of Crumb’s prolific mid-1960’s period of June 1964 to September 1968.

About the Authors

Dian Hanson

Dian Hanson produced a variety of men’s magazines from 1976 to 2001, including Juggs, Outlaw Biker, and Leg Show, before becoming TASCHEN’s Sexy Book editor. Her 60+ books for TASCHEN include The Art of Pin-up and Psychedelic Sex. She lives in Los Angeles.

Robert Crumb

Robert Crumb first found fame with Zap comics in 1968. Subsequent comics include Snatch, Big Ass, Despair, Weirdo and Hup. He starred in the Oscar nominated 1994 film Crumb, and has produced many books, including TASCHEN’s Sex Obsessions.