Robert Crumb über seinen Bibel-Comic

01.10.2009 Misc
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Robert Crumbs „Book of Genesis“ kommt in weniger als einem Monat, ich habe das Comic (Hey, Robert Crumb! Die Bibel!) schon lange vorbestellt und jetzt hat Crumb selbst in einer Pressekonferenz über das Projekt geredet.

Subversive US cartoonist Robert Crumb, whose take on the Bible is about to be released worldwide, says people are "totally nuts" for taking the book so seriously for so long.

"I grew to hate the Bible," he told a press conference for the international launch of "Robert Crumb's Book of Genesis", which he called a "gruelling" four year project. The book hits bookshelves in late October in Europe, Brazil and the United States.

"The idea of millions of people taking this so seriously is totally nuts," he added. "The Bible doesn't need to be satirised. It's already so crazy."

Crumb's 220-page epic take on the Book of Genesis painstakingly mirrors every twist and turn, from God's Creation of the world through the meanderings of Noah's Ark and the adventures of Jacob of the "coat of many colours".

The 66-year-old hero of underground comics who wowed the 1960s with "Fritz The Cat" and "Mr Natural", said he took up the challenge 40 years later of creating another white-haired long-bearded figure "to illuminate the text of Genesis by illustrating every single thing that's in there."

Subversive cartoonist R. Crumb zaps the Bible, Boing Boing hat ein paar Seiten als Preview: Exclusive sneak peek at Ch. 19 from The Book of Genesis Illustrated, by R. Crumb (via Dangerous Minds)
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