R. Crumb will get biblical at UCLA lecture on Oct. 29

Oct. 15, 2009 | 5:48 p.m.

Tickets are now on sale for “An Evening with R. Crumb” at UCLA’s Royce Hall on Oct. 29, an event that ties into the iconoclastic cartoonist’s exhibit at the Hammer and his intriguing (and provocative) new hardcover “The Book of Genesis Illustrated by R. Crumb.

Here’s a blurb from the museum about the exhibit (which begins Oct. 24 and runs through February) and a few of the pieces that will be on display. 

The Hammer Museum presents seminal comic artist R. Crumb’s adaptation of the first book of the Old Testament, the Book of Genesis. Crumb has spent the last five years on this incredibly ambitious endeavor. 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… 

Crumb 1

 

Crumb 3

Crumb 2

– Geoff Boucher

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One Response to R. Crumb will get biblical at UCLA lecture on Oct. 29

  1. Gerry says:

    Robert Crumb and the Bible!!! That definitely inspires some morbid curiosity.

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