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Volume:
1
Price:
24.99 USD
Pages:
216
On-sale date:
2012-03-07
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Fantagraphics Books, Inc.
Brand:
Fantagraphics Books
ISBN:
978-1-60699-558-7 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
9781606995587 52499
Editing:
Gary Groth; R. Fiore [as Robert Fiore]
Color:
Black & White with some Color
Dimensions:
8.5" x 11" (21.59 cm x 27.94 cm)
Binding:
Softcover
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Includes sixty-four pages of material not included in earlier printings.

Fourth Fantagraphics Books edition: December 2011. Available from the publisher a week before the official 3/14/2012 comic book store release date.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Robert Crumb
Inks:
Robert Crumb
Colors:
?
Letters:
Robert Crumb

Characters:
Robert Crumb
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

blank page(s) / 2 pages (report information)

The Complete Crumb (Table of Contents: 3)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Robert Crumb
Inks:
Robert Crumb
Letters:
Robert Crumb

Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

The Complete Crumb volume 1: The Early Years of Bitter Struggle (Table of Contents: 5)

credits, title page / 3 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]
Inks:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]
Letters:
typeset; Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Title and publisher page; production and copyright credits page; table of contents page

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Right Up to the Edge (Table of Contents: 7)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Marty Pahls
Pencils:
Robert Crumb; ? (photo)
Inks:
Robert Crumb; ? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Robert Crumb (photo)
Synopsis:
Marty talks in depth about Crumb's early work, detailing his influences and interests up to the year 1962.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Accompanied by two photos and two illustrations.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

blank page(s) / 2 pages (report information)

Report from the Brussels World's Fair! (Table of Contents: 9)

Foo / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]; Charles Crumb
Pencils:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]; Charles Crumb
Inks:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]; Charles Crumb
Letters:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]; Charles Crumb

Genre:
humor
Characters:
R. Crumb [Robert Crumb]; Harry
Synopsis:
Correspondent R. Crumb finds nothing but chaos at the Brussels World's Fair.
Reprints:

My Encounter with Dracula (Table of Contents: 10)

Foo / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]
Pencils:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]
Inks:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]
Letters:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]

Genre:
humor
Characters:
O.O.P.S. Morrison; Bently Flud; Dracula
Synopsis:
O.O.P.S. and his friend are going to a ball. While on the way, a mishaps occurs and he finds himself being chased by a bat.
Reprints:

The Clod Award of the Month (Table of Contents: 11)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Robert Crumb
Pencils:
Robert Crumb
Inks:
Robert Crumb
Letters:
Robert Crumb

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Richard Nixon
Synopsis:
Illustration shows a group of six men throwing rocks and carrying signs.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Dedicated to "Those Who Threw Rocks At Vice President Nixon!"

Khrushchev Visits U.S. !! (Table of Contents: 12)

Foo / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Pencils:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Inks:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Letters:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)

Characters:
Nikita Khrushchev; President Eisenhower
Synopsis:
The story details how bodyguards will protect Khrushchev everywhere he goes.
Reprints:

Noah's Ark (Table of Contents: 13)

Foo / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Pencils:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Inks:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Letters:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Doctor Limehart; Doctor Noah; Rover's Owner; Zelda's Owner
Synopsis:
Doctor Limehart tends to animals while Doctor Noah works on a secret project.
Reprints:

Treasure Island Days (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Charles Crumb [as C. Crumb]; Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]
Pencils:
Charles Crumb [as C. Crumb]; Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]
Inks:
Charles Crumb [as C. Crumb]; Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]
Letters:
Charles Crumb [as C. Crumb]; Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Squire; Doctor Livesay; Jim; Long John Silver; Hans; Captain Smollet; George; Israel; Island Chief
Synopsis:
Squire goes to the South Pacific to improve his health, while Long John Silver conspires against him.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A self-made comic from 1959.

Cat Life (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Pencils:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Letters:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Fred the Cat; Fritz the Cat; Yimmy the Cat; Chimmy the Cat; Inky the Cat; Pappy the Cat; Robert; Sandra; Mammy Chotta; Uncle Orson
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A story drawn on composition notebook paper signed & dated from September 1959 to February 1960

Robin Hood (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed); Charles Crumb
Pencils:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed); Charles Crumb
Inks:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed); Charles Crumb
Letters:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed); Charles Crumb

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Fritz the Cat [Robin Hood]; Big John; Minerva the Chick [Maid Marian]; Blacky Crow [Sheriff of Nottingham]; Nero the Pig [Prince John]; Fuzzy the Bunny [A Merryman]; Big Louie [Little John]
Synopsis:
The Sheriff of Nottingham and Prince John plan to capture Robin Hood while Marian is imprisoned in the castle.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Signed and dated March 12, 1960. In the introduction Pahls notes that by the final page Charles lost interest in doing the story, letting Robert to do all the work himself.

Animal Town (March 22 to April 3, 1960) (Table of Contents: 17)

Animal Town / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
Charles Crumb [as C. Crumb]; Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]
Pencils:
Charles Crumb [as C. Crumb]; Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]
Inks:
Charles Crumb [as C. Crumb]; Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]
Letters:
Charles Crumb [as C. Crumb]; Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Fritz the Cat; Harry; Mabel; Colonel Pickwick; Wiley Weasel; Blacky Crow
Synopsis:
Fritz is wanted by the law. A farmer who takes him in ties him up for the authorities. Fritz tries to bribe his way out before they get there.
Reprints:

Fuzzy the Bunny and Brombo the Panda, 1953 (Table of Contents: 18)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Robert Crumb
Inks:
Robert Crumb
Letters:
Robert Crumb

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Fuzzy the Bunny; Brombo the Panda
Synopsis:
The duo pose in a photo booth.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Illustration from 1960

R. Crumb Almanac (22 June 1959 to M. Pahls) (Table of Contents: 19)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Inks:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Colors:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Letters:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Drawing of a drunk man leaning to his right.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A letter sent to Pahls.

R. Crumb Goes to New York (Table of Contents: 20)

R. Crumb Almanac / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]
Inks:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]
Colors:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]
Letters:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]

Characters:
Robert Crumb
Synopsis:
A drawing of a cartoon bespectacled Robert Crumb, suitcase in hand in front of a hazy New York background.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A letter sent to Marty Pahls from July 9. 1959

["More Records! More Money!"] (Table of Contents: 21)

R. Crumb Almanac / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]
Pencils:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]
Inks:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]
Colors:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]
Letters:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]

Characters:
Robert Crumb
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A letter sent to Marty Pahls from July 22, 1959

[R. Crumb Almanac no. 22 cover (August 1, 1959)] (Table of Contents: 22)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]
Inks:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]
Colors:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]
Letters:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Reprints:
Keywords:
bubbles; tuba

["At last! Our work is done! It was worth it, don't you think?"] (Table of Contents: 23)

R. Crumb's Note to M. Pahls / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]
Pencils:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]
Inks:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]
Colors:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]
Letters:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

From September 5, 1959

[Arcade #4] (Table of Contents: 24)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Robert Crumb
Inks:
Robert Crumb
Colors:
Robert Crumb
Letters:
Robert Crumb

Synopsis:
The image shows a shirtless fat man sitting on several sacks of money, surrounded by several dozen men brandishing swords. It is titled "The American Revolution of 1960"
Reprints:

[Arcade #5] (Table of Contents: 25)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Robert Crumb
Inks:
Robert Crumb
Colors:
Robert Crumb
Letters:
Robert Crumb

Synopsis:
The image is of an almost completely sunken ship with several people on the topmost point. The ship's name is "Bigotry and Racial Prejudice."
Reprints:

[Arcade #6] (Table of Contents: 26)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Robert Crumb
Inks:
Robert Crumb
Colors:
Robert Crumb
Letters:
Robert Crumb

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Synopsis:
The drawing is of a fox in suit and tie sitting next to a tree named "Madison Ave." The fox is sitting with an open book.
Reprints:

[This Is the Ultimate Achievement of Madison Avenue and Hollywood] (Table of Contents: 27)

Arcade / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Pencils:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Inks:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Colors:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Letters:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)

Reprints:
  • from Arcade #9 (October 1960)

Indexer Notes

This and the following three sequences are previously unpublished.

[Spring] (Table of Contents: 28)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Robert Crumb
Inks:
Robert Crumb
Colors:
Robert Crumb
Letters:
Robert Crumb

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Fritz the Cat
Reprints:
  • from Arcade #22 (May 1962)
Keywords:
ocean; rowboat; sun

["You say you want to help me find myself, Robert?"] (Table of Contents: 29)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Pencils:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Inks:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Colors:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Letters:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)

Characters:
Robert Crumb
Reprints:
  • from Arcade #22 (May 1962)

Indexer Notes

The title page for the issue. The first half of a two-page sequence which continues (along with the remainder of the issue) on page 133. Drawn on lined scholastic notebook paper. Signed "5 February 1962."

["Ahh.. sigh! Life is sweet!"] (Table of Contents: 30)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Pencils:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Inks:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Colors:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Letters:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Fritz the Cat
Reprints:
  • from Arcade #26 (September 1962)

A Christmas Tale (Table of Contents: 31)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]
Pencils:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]
Inks:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]
Letters:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Fritz the Cat; Husband; Wife; Little Boy
Synopsis:
Christmas caroler Fritz knocks on the front door of a married couple.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Signed December 10, 1960

["When you come to think of it, it's a lonely world."] (Table of Contents: 32)

Arcade / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Robert Crumb
Pencils:
Robert Crumb
Inks:
Robert Crumb
Letters:
Robert Crumb

Characters:
Jack; Jean
Synopsis:
Jack is too despondent to talk to Jean while sitting in the soda shop.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A strip from December 1960-May 1961.

["Hey, fella, looka that! Hot engine, willa! Cheez! Looka there!"] (Table of Contents: 33)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Robert Crumb
Pencils:
Robert Crumb
Inks:
Robert Crumb
Letters:
Robert Crumb

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Man Wearing a Cap; Man Wearing Glasses
Synopsis:
A bespectacled man considers another man's enthusiam for cars to be a sign of ignorance.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A strip from December 1960-May 1961.

Three Little Boys (Table of Contents: 34)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Robert Crumb
Pencils:
Robert Crumb
Inks:
Robert Crumb
Letters:
Robert Crumb

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Three boys looking at a men's magazine are approached by an elderly woman.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A strip from December 1960-May 1961.

The Admirer (Table of Contents: 35)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]
Pencils:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]
Inks:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]
Letters:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Man; Woman
Synopsis:
A man admires a woman by using flowery language.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A strip from December 1960-May 1961.

On Movie Mags (Table of Contents: 36)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Robert Crumb
Pencils:
Robert Crumb
Inks:
Robert Crumb
Letters:
Robert Crumb

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Young Guy; Young Gal
Synopsis:
A young guy is disgusted by a girl's keen interest in movie magazines.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A strip from December 1960-May 1961.

The Art Museum (Table of Contents: 37)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Robert Crumb
Pencils:
Robert Crumb
Inks:
Robert Crumb
Letters:
Robert Crumb

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Synopsis:
Two sophisticated art patrons and a less knowledgable one look at paintings in the Museum of Modern Art.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A strip from December 1960-May 1961.

["For Chrissake! A test today! I forgot all about it!"] (Table of Contents: 38)

Comic Strip / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]
Pencils:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]
Inks:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]
Letters:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A male student is surprised by a test he completely forgot about.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Dated May 3, 1961

["Lemme tell ya 'bout girls, fella! Lemme tell ya! You gotta keep 'em in line, see..."] (Table of Contents: 39)

Comics / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Robert Crumb
Pencils:
Robert Crumb
Inks:
Robert Crumb
Letters:
Robert Crumb

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Synopsis:
A man tells a boy exactly how women should be treated in order to get his way with them.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

From May 4, 1961

["An observation on the nature of teenage females, which is possibly wrong."] (Table of Contents: 40)

A Comic Strip / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]
Pencils:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]
Inks:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]
Letters:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]

Characters:
Roy; Teenaged Girl
Synopsis:
A female teenager is weary after making out with a boy for several hours.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

From May 12, 1961. Appears to be mostly raw pencil with possibly some inking applied on certain panels.

["If the Russians ever drop a bomb on this town..."] (Table of Contents: 41)

Comic Strip / comic story / 0.64 page (report information)

Script:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]
Pencils:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]
Inks:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]
Letters:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]

Synopsis:
A boy is terrified with the idea of a nuclear bomb exploding in his town.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

From May 12, 1961

["Solitude is good for the soul..."] (Table of Contents: 42)

comic story / 0.36 page (report information)

Script:
Robert Crumb
Pencils:
Robert Crumb
Inks:
Robert Crumb
Letters:
Robert Crumb

Synopsis:
A small cartoonish figure sits by himself crouched against the wall.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

From May 12, 1961

["Well, back ta school for another whole week! I always hate it th' most on Monday!"] (Table of Contents: 43)

Comic Strip / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]
Pencils:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]
Inks:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]
Letters:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
While two school kids walk to school, one of them talks about what happened after a teacher beat him during recess.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

From May 13, 1961

["Well, sir, after nine years of isolated study and meticulous labor"] (Table of Contents: 44)

Comic Strip / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]
Pencils:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]
Inks:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]
Letters:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Fritz the Cat; Sniffikins; Boy
Synopsis:
Fritz unveils a "synthetic man" and gives it the name "Adam II."
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

From May 1961

["Attention, ladies and gentlemen! Your attention please!"] (Table of Contents: 45)

Comic Strip / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]
Pencils:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]
Inks:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]
Letters:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals; satire-parody
Characters:
Fritz the Cat
Synopsis:
The "synthetic man" is unveiled to a crowd of people. However, the demonstration doesn't go as planned.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

From May 22, 1961

["What's going on here? What is this congregating on the streets?"] (Table of Contents: 46)

Animal Town / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Robert Crumb
Pencils:
Robert Crumb
Inks:
Robert Crumb
Letters:
Robert Crumb

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals; satire-parody
Characters:
Fritz the Cat
Synopsis:
Fritz comes across some communist demonstrators on a street corner.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

From June 8, 1961

R. Crumb's Animal Town Comics (May to June 1961) (Table of Contents: 47)

Animal Town / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Crumb
Pencils:
Robert Crumb
Letters:
Robert Crumb

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals; satire-parody
Characters:
Fritz the Cat; Sniff the Panda; Mr. Denny; Flossy the Panda; Mae
Synopsis:
Fritz and his married friends were planning to have a picnic. Unfortunately, the couple's arguing puts a damper on it. Later on, Fritz gets into some trouble when he grabs a bunch of helium balloons.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The story is dated May 4, 1961.

["Mabel! Mabel!"] (Table of Contents: 48)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Robert Crumb
Pencils:
Robert Crumb
Inks:
Robert Crumb
Letters:
Robert Crumb

Characters:
Mabel
Synopsis:
A little boy wakes up Mabel becase he had a bad dream.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

From June 11, 1961

A Sad Comic Strip (Table of Contents: 49)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Pencils:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Inks:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Letters:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)

Synopsis:
A man lying on his back goes from feeling depressed to feeling extremely alive to feeling depressed once again.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Signed and dated "St. Patrick's Day, 1962."

["No I don't want you to help me find myself!"] (Table of Contents: 50)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Pencils:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Inks:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Letters:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)

Characters:
Robert Crumb
Reprints:
  • from Arcade #22 (May 1962)

Indexer Notes

Continued from the title page on page ninety-three. Signed and dated March 7, 1962.

This and the remainder of the book comprises the bulk of the homemade Arcade #22, all previously unpublished. A standard lined scholastic notebook was used to make it.

["February fifth, the day the world ends.. here it is night already,..."] (Table of Contents: 51)

text article / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Crumb ?
Pencils:
Robert Crumb
Inks:
Robert Crumb
Letters:
Robert Crumb

Reprints:
  • from Arcade #22 (May 1962)

Indexer Notes

Three individual entries featuring Robert's sensitive musings. Entry dates from February 5 to February 9, 1962. The first, second and fourth pages have illustrations accompanying them.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 52)

illustration / 4 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Robert Crumb
Inks:
Robert Crumb
Letters:
Robert Crumb

Reprints:
  • from Arcade #22 (May 1962)

Indexer Notes

Approximately sixty-one small-size illustrations. On pages 138, 139, 171, 191.

[Maxon Crumb's Weekly Journal] (Table of Contents: 53)

text article / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Maxon Crumb
Pencils:
Robert Crumb
Inks:
Robert Crumb
Letters:
Robert Crumb

Reprints:
  • from Arcade #22 (May 1962)

Indexer Notes

Maxon's thoughts hand copied by Robert into the notebook. Half are full page text; the rest have various illustrations accompanying them. Seven individual entries from to January 21 to March 3, 1962. On pages 140-42; 144-45; 157-58; 166-68; 189-90.

["Well, Yimmy, here we are, finally... after all these years, back in the city of our birth.."] (Table of Contents: 54)

Animal Town Comics / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Crumb; Charles Crumb
Pencils:
Robert Crumb; Charles Crumb
Inks:
Robert Crumb; Charles Crumb
Letters:
Robert Crumb; Charles Crumb ?

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Fritz the Cat [Fritz Chotta]; Yimmy; Truck Driver; Ol' Man Gander; Gustave Von Fropp; Taxi Driver; Mrs. Airdale; Fuzzy
Reprints:
  • from Arcade #22 (May 1962)
Keywords:
city; dinner party; driving; highway; suicide; traffic jam

Indexer Notes

On pages 143, 146-56; 159-61; 169-70. The final panel states "discontinued due to lack of interest on the part of C. Crumb."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 55)

illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Robert Crumb
Inks:
Robert Crumb
Letters:
Robert Crumb

Reprints:
  • from Arcade #22 (May 1962)

Indexer Notes

Two full-page sketches. The first one is a nicely rendered bedroom scene dated February 24, 1962. The second one is titled "A Scene from "Crime and Punishment" by Dostoevsky- Raskolnikov's Nightmare"

Jim (25 February 1962) (Table of Contents: 56)

Jim / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Pencils:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Inks:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Letters:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jim; Mabel
Reprints:
  • from Arcade #22 (May 1962)
Keywords:
bed; glass of water; sleeping

["It is not vulgar! Where d'ya git that crap... dontcha ever do anything that's sorta fun and crazy?"] (Table of Contents: 57)

Jim / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Crumb
Pencils:
Robert Crumb
Inks:
Robert Crumb
Letters:
Robert Crumb

Characters:
Mabel; Kid; Jim Blake; Sister Mary Francis; Jeffery; Malcomb; Ronnie
Reprints:
  • from Arcade #22 (May 1962)
Keywords:
Catholic school; lunch; playground; restaurant

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 58)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Robert Crumb ?
Inks:
Robert Crumb ?

Reprints:
  • from Arcade #22 (May 1962)

Indexer Notes

Back cover of the scholastic notebook used to create the periodical. Includes the various classic standard systems of measurements and a few doodles.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 59)

blank page(s) / 4 pages (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 60) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

["The Complete Crumb Comics: The Early Years of Bitter Struggle is the first in a multi-volume series..."] (Table of Contents: 61) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. The Complete Crumb
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
  6. 5. The Complete Crumb volume 1: The Early Years of Bitter Struggle
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
  8. 7. Right Up to the Edge
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
  10. 9. Report from the Brussels World's Fair!
    Foo
  11. 10. My Encounter with Dracula
    Foo
  12. 11. The Clod Award of the Month
  13. 12. Khrushchev Visits U.S. !!
    Foo
  14. 13. Noah's Ark
    Foo
  15. 14. Treasure Island Days
  16. 15. Cat Life
  17. 16. Robin Hood
  18. 17. Animal Town (March 22 to April 3, 1960)
    Animal Town
  19. 18. Fuzzy the Bunny and Brombo the Panda, 1953
  20. 19. R. Crumb Almanac (22 June 1959 to M. Pahls)
  21. 20. R. Crumb Goes to New York
    R. Crumb Almanac
  22. 21. ["More Records! More Money!"]
    R. Crumb Almanac
  23. 22. [R. Crumb Almanac no. 22 cover (August 1, 1959)]
  24. 23. ["At last! Our work is done! It was worth it, don't you think?"]
    R. Crumb's Note to M. Pahls
  25. 24. [Arcade #4]
  26. 25. [Arcade #5]
  27. 26. [Arcade #6]
  28. 27. [This Is the Ultimate Achievement of Madison Avenue and Hollywood]
    Arcade
  29. 28. [Spring]
  30. 29. ["You say you want to help me find myself, Robert?"]
  31. 30. ["Ahh.. sigh! Life is sweet!"]
  32. 31. A Christmas Tale
  33. 32. ["When you come to think of it, it's a lonely world."]
    Arcade
  34. 33. ["Hey, fella, looka that! Hot engine, willa! Cheez! Looka there!"]
  35. 34. Three Little Boys
  36. 35. The Admirer
  37. 36. On Movie Mags
  38. 37. The Art Museum
  39. 38. ["For Chrissake! A test today! I forgot all about it!"]
    Comic Strip
  40. 39. ["Lemme tell ya 'bout girls, fella! Lemme tell ya! You gotta keep 'em in line, see..."]
    Comics
  41. 40. ["An observation on the nature of teenage females, which is possibly wrong."]
    A Comic Strip
  42. 41. ["If the Russians ever drop a bomb on this town..."]
    Comic Strip
  43. 42. ["Solitude is good for the soul..."]
  44. 43. ["Well, back ta school for another whole week! I always hate it th' most on Monday!"]
    Comic Strip
  45. 44. ["Well, sir, after nine years of isolated study and meticulous labor"]
    Comic Strip
  46. 45. ["Attention, ladies and gentlemen! Your attention please!"]
    Comic Strip
  47. 46. ["What's going on here? What is this congregating on the streets?"]
    Animal Town
  48. 47. R. Crumb's Animal Town Comics (May to June 1961)
    Animal Town
  49. 48. ["Mabel! Mabel!"]
  50. 49. A Sad Comic Strip
  51. 50. ["No I don't want you to help me find myself!"]
  52. 51. ["February fifth, the day the world ends.. here it is night already,..."]
  53. 52. [no title indexed]
  54. 53. [Maxon Crumb's Weekly Journal]
  55. 54. ["Well, Yimmy, here we are, finally... after all these years, back in the city of our birth.."]
    Animal Town Comics
  56. 55. [no title indexed]
  57. 56. Jim (25 February 1962)
    Jim
  58. 57. ["It is not vulgar! Where d'ya git that crap... dontcha ever do anything that's sorta fun and crazy?"]
    Jim
  59. 58. [no title indexed]
  60. 59. [no title indexed]
  61. 60. [no title indexed]
  62. 61. ["The Complete Crumb Comics: The Early Years of Bitter Struggle is the first in a multi-volume series..."]
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