The Mid-1980s more years of valiant struggle
The multiple award-winning The Complete Crumb Comics series — the definitive, comprehensive series reprinting the entirety of Crumb's published career — enters the mid-1980s with this 16th volume, a period that many critics consider to be the richest of Crumb's career. Also featured are Crumb's gorgeous "Pioneers of Country Music" color portrait series, and such Weirdo classics as "The Religious Experience of Philip K. Dick," which chronicles the last years of the highly-regarded science-fiction writer who experienced an intense vision of the apocalypse and believed that he was possessed by the spirit of Elijah. The book is rounded out with a new cover and introduction by Crumb and a color section that includes rare album art for various jazz and blues greats, covers for Weirdo, The Comics Journal and Harvey Pekar's American Splendor, and more. Crumb is the most revealing of all artists, and The Complete Crumb Comics leaves no stone unturned.