Tuesday, October 20, 2009

crumbs of discomfort

illustration by robert crumb, garish colour by siblingshot.

I see from the Sunday papers that wayfaring Clevelander, Robert Crumb has now illustrated The Book of Genesis: "All 50 Chapters!". I may get around to perusing it in the near - to middling - future, but that will be as close to Genesis as I shall allow myself to stand. A Trick of the Tale, or not; King James version or otherwise.

I gather his illustrations remain faithful - not just in spirit - to the letter of the text. As hard to swallow as Jonah, on balance, albeit a different story altogether.


And God said, "let there be light," and there was an illuminated manuscript:
$29, including ship

There is a creationist born every minute.


Nazz Nomad said...

Oh snap! Thanks for the info!!!!!!

ib said...

You're welcome, Nazz. I only just heard about it, although I see from the site detail that it's been out in the States for a while now.

A must for Sunday Schools, I would suggest. Sadly, it says for "mature readers only" which rules out me and a whole lot of others.

I don't suppose Phil Collins could be persuaded to lie down on Broadway for a small fee ? Let us pray for heavy traffic.

Mr. Beer N. Hockey said...

Old Crumb must be one of the last old hippies anybody gives a shit about any more.

ib said...

Could be, Beer.

Speaking of old hippies, there was an especially entertaining documentary on Krautrockers on the BBC last night.

A couple of old farts from Faust performed an impromptu set on some even more obsolete farm machinery for the cameras.

That got me tapping along on my wine glass.

Old hippies never die, they just gather some interesting patinas of rust.