Whiteman Meets Bigfoot by Robert Crumb

by Denis on January 5, 2012


Robert Crumb is the author of numerous comic works and one of the pioneers of underground comics. Though one of the most celebrated of comic book artists, Crumb’s entire career has unfolded outside the mainstream comic book publishing industry. Some of his more popular characters are Keep On Truckin, Fritz the Cat and Mr. Natural.

Robert Crumb’s best known work is probably the illustration he did for Big Brother and the Holding Company ‘s 1968 Cheap Thrills LP cover (which is itself available as a limited edition giclée print here). His most recent book is actually a compilation of the record covers he created, R. Crumb: The Complete Record Cover Collection

It was upon glancing at Crumb’s online newsletter today that I learned of his new print offering. From the newsletter:

The image is from one of Robert’s best-known stories Whiteman Meets Bigfoot. It’s the last panel, in fact, and as close as Crumb ever gets to “happily ever after”. This story first appeared in Kitchen Sink’s Home Grown Funnies, which was their best-selling comic book of all time. Publisher Alex Wood explains,”I proposed the idea to use the last panel as an etching to Crumb some years ago. Robert thought the drawing was too crude, and didn’t want it released in its original form; he would have to rework it for the etching. He ended up starting over from scratch, completely redrawing the image for this edition.

This edition of 50 etching prints is signed, dated and numbered by Crumb. The image size is 8″ wide by 7″ tall and the white archival Hahnemuhle paper is 14″ wide by 13″ tall. Whiteman Meets Bigfoot can be purchased here for $430 each.

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by Denis on January 5, 2012

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