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“Starred Review. Crumb’s vivid visual characterizations of the myriad characters, pious and wicked, make the most striking impression. His distinctive, highly rendered drawing style imparts a physicality that few other illustrated versions of this often retold chronicle have possessed. The centenarian elders show every one of their years, and the women, from Eve to Rachel, are as solidly sensual as any others Crumb has so famously drawn.” — Booklist
“To say this book is a remarkable volume or even a landmark volume in comic art is somewhat of an understatement.... stands on its own as one of this century’s most ambitious artistic adaptations of the West’s oldest continuously told story.” — Paul Buhle (The Jewish Daily Forward)
“It’s a cartoonist’s equivalent of the Sistine Chapel. It’s awesome. Crumb has done a real artist’s turn here—he’s challenged himself and defied all expectation. ... I’ve read Genesis before. But never have I found it so compelling. By placing it squarely in the Middle East—and populating it with distinctively Semitic-looking people—Crumb makes it come alive brilliantly.” — Susan Jane Gilman (Morning Edition, NPR)
“[A] beautifully drawn and relentlessly faithful rendition of the first 50 chapters of the Bible by an apostle of the 1960s and sometimes profane progenitor of underground comics. Crumb has produced what could be the ultimate graphic novel.” — David Colton (USA Today)
Born in Philadelphia, R. Crumb is the author of numerous comic works and one of the pioneers of underground comics. His books include Kafka, The Complete Crumb Comics (17 volumes), The R. Crumb Sketchbook (10 volumes), R. Crumb Draws the Blues, The Book of Mr. Natural, The Book of Genesis Illustrated by R. Crumb, and many more. He lives in the south of France with his wife, the artist Aline Kominsky-Crumb.
This great comic book helped me to actually read Genesis! Too bad he didn't do it for the rest of the Bible, although I completely appreciate how much work it must have taken to... Read morePublished 6 months ago by ReadingLearner
He's good. He's always good. Takes a good man to turn the Book of Genesis into a Crumb comic. So they got Bob.Published 17 months ago by Robert J. Morouney Jr.
I had so much trouble reading the plain text bible genesis. This was way easier and more easy to engage with. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Arochon7
I must admit I did a double take when I saw that this illustrated version of the Book of Genesis sprang from the pen of R. Crumb. Read morePublished on Sept. 15 2010 by Daniel Jolley
American comic-book artist Robert Crumb's newest offering, The Book of Genesis Illustrated, purports to be a literal interpretation of the first book of The Bible, in which 'the... Read morePublished on May 9 2010 by P. Crane
I've been waiting and waiting for this book to arrive too, even though it's been in the stores for over a month Chapters.ca has had it since the day it came out. Read morePublished on Nov. 22 2009 by Murray Samuel