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In early 1976, The Village Voice hired Crumb to do a full page weekly strip of Mr. Natural. Crumb created 40 pages until he could no longer continue the strip. Almost a year later, in 1977, Denis Kitchen proposed they compile the strips into one comic book. Crumb agreed, and then created the front and back covers and then the inside covers to complete the comic. It was first published by Kitchen Sink in 1977. It's been out of print for more than 10 years.

37 years after it was first published, we scanned and cleaned each page of a pristine "first printing" comic book (Crumb's copy). We rebuilt the color pages so there will be no moiré patterns. Crumb Comics is now pleased to release another "lost" Crumb comic book– Mr. Natural #3, one complete continuous story featuring Mr. Natural.

Publisher Alexander Wood has interviewed Crumb about this comic book… what he was going through when he created it and what he thinks about it now. This interview is available on our website at http://www.crumbproducts.com/pages/about/MrNatural3.html.

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The Official Crumb Site is very pleased to announce the release of Crumb's Hup comics. Part of a four series collection, these comic books have been out of print for many years now. Written and drawn in the early '80's, Crumb brings back Mr. Natural and Flakey Foont and also introduces Cheryl Borck, The Devil Girl!

Many of Crumb's readers are only familiar with his work from the late 60's and early 70's. Yes, of course he created many inspired comics at that time. But the Hup Series takes on a whole new level of story-telling. In 1977, Crumb and his friend Terry Zwigoff spent months and months writing and rewriting scripts of Whiteman Meets Bigfoot to present to several producers in Hollywood. Crumb learned a lot about outlining, scripting and writing during that, what turned out to be, unsuccessful project. But it wasn't entirely unsuccessful; his comics changed after that. Instead of sitting down and starting with an empty page and letting the drawing lead him on, now Crumb would write the story before he drew it. It changed the cohesive nature of the strips, while strengthening his own style of writing and tempo. His illustrating had become stronger too.

Hup 1 starts with the Ruff-tuff Cream-Puffs as they Take Charge! Crumb amazingly predicts the Bush-Cheney-Rumsfeld Administration, which occurred some twenty years after he drew the piece. Next Crumb brings back Mr. Natural! Then the famous My Troubles with Women Part 2 follows that and Crumb finishes with Mr. Natural's return, but only this time with Cheryl Borck, the Devil Girl!

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Hup 2 presents The Mighty Power Fems, Crumb's x-rated satire of super hero comics. Next is his hilarious If I Were King, finishing off with the continuation of Flakey Foont's obsession with The Devil Girl in The Meeting. Who could blame him?

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Hup 3 (1989) contains: Crumb's whimsical, allegorical satire of himself with The Story of My Life!; an abridged excerpt of Sartre's Nausea; Crumb's take on the ugliness of America (Donald Trump); and the continuing story of Mr. Natural, Flakey Foont and THE DEVIL GIRL!

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Hup 4 (1992) contains: Can You Stand Alone and Face Up To the Universe?; Crumb illustrates his excursion to the Academy Awards; Crumb continues his obsession with women with You Can't Have Them All (Magnificent Specimens I Have Seen); and Crumb concludes with Mr. Natural, Flakey Foont and, what is to be the last story depicting THE DEVIL GIRL.

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THE BOOK OF GENESIS, ILLUSTRATED BY R.CRUMB

Crumb's detailed and historically accurate rendering of "The Book of Genesis" took over four years to complete, and the results are astonishingly intricate and beautifully illustrated. Every word of the first book of The Bible is included (and hand-lettered).

"A beautifully drawn and relentlessly faithful rendition of the first 50 chapters of the Bible... Crumb has produced what could be the ultimate graphic novel." -- USA Today

"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."
-- The Jewish Daily Forward

Published by W.W. Norton & Company in a hardcover edition, 224 pages, 8.8 " x 11.2"

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DRAWN TOGETHER: The Collected Works of R. and A. Crumb

A compilation of collaborative works from 1972 to date by Robert Crumb and his wife, Aline Kominsky.

Hardcover edition, 272 pages,
8.9 " x 11.6"

"The thematic cohesion, despite the two very different styles, is an achievement, one further enhanced by guest illustrations from daughter Sophie and cameos from Art Spiegelman and Charles Burns. A must for Crumb fans."
-- Publishers Weekly

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(Domestic shipping via USPS Media Mail $5, international shipping $25.)
SOPHIE CRUMB: EVOLUTION OF A CRAZY ARTIST

A history of Sophie's sketchbooks, from her childhood to age twenty-eight, edited by her parents, Robert and Aline.

Hardcover edition, 272 pages,
8.4 " x 10.3"

"The true legacy of her parents' influence is her constant outpouring of uncensored, self-critical, and perceptive drawing." -- Publishers Weekly

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THE SWEETER SIDE OF R.CRUMB

Softcover Edition

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THE COMPLETE DIRTY LAUNDRY

Softcover Edition

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