This is a more-than-complete collection (it includes the unpublished 17th issue!) of the quintessential underground comic book.
There scarcely was an underground comics world before Robert Crumb’s classic solo first issue ofZap. By Zap #2, he had begun assembling a Seven Samurai of the best, the fiercest, and the most stylistically diversified cartoonists to come out of the countercultural kiln. All of them were extremists of one sort or another, from biker-gang member Rodriguez to Christian surfer Griffin, but somehow they produced a decades-long collaboration: a mind-blowing anthology of abstract hallucination, throat-slashing social satire, and shocking sexual excess, that made possible the ongoing wave of alternative cartoonists like Daniel Clowes, Chris Ware, and Charles Burns. The Complete Zap Comix collects every issue of Zap every cover and every story, and even the Zam mini comic jam among the Zap artists in a five-volume, slipcased hardcover set. It will also include the 17th unpublished issue with work by Crumb, Moscoco, Wilson, Rodriguez, Shelton, Mavrides, and Williams. Plus, an introduction by founder R. Crumb and an oral history of Zap by Patrick Rosenkranz. Zap is the most historically and aesthetically important comics series ever published.
Also included exclusively in this boxed set is a portfolio ofZap covers by the eight artists, replicated from high resolution scans and proofs,and specially printed for this edition on acid-free, 100% cotton fine-art paper utilizing archival pigment inks.
|Product dimensions:||10.00(w) x 13.70(h) x 7.00(d)|
|Age Range:||16 Years|
About the Author
Born in Philadelphia, R. Crumb is the author of numerous comic works and one of the pioneers of underground comics and arguably one of the most famous cartoonists in history. His books includeThe Book of Genesis Illustrated by R. Crumb, and many more. He lives in the south of France with his wife, the artist Aline Kominsky-Crumb.
S. Clay Wilson, one of the founding members of the Zap comics collective. (Zap is a seminal underground comic book anthology, with contributors like R. Crumb.) He lives in San Francisco.
Manuel Rodriguez(1940–2012), better known as Spain, was one of the great American underground and socially conscious cartoonists.
In addition to being one of the seven, originalZap Comixcontributors,Robert Williams’s influence on alternative art is immeasurable. From his endeavors to broaden the possibilities for young artists to gain exposure sprang the well-known art chronicle,Juxtapozmagazine.
He is the subject of a recent documentary, Mr.
Bitchin’. He lives in Chatsworth, CA with his wife Suzanne.
Victor Moscoso is one of the defining stylists of the psychedelic culture of the 1960s, and one of the original Zap Comix artists (with R. Crumb, Robert Williams, Gilbert Shelton, Spain Rodriguez, S. Clay Wilson and Rick Griffin). He lives with his wife Gail in San Francisco, California.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Amazing boxed collection of the epic comic series you had to search for at head shops in the early 70's with art and stories that put Crumb, Spain and others on the map. Gorgeous printing and well made material make a true collectible for this avant garde series. Well recommended. Joe Manning