Monday, November 2, 2009

R. Crumb & The Book of Genesis


Vans collaborator R. CRUMB has a fantastic interview on NPR's Talk of the Nation today where he talks about his newest work: he's illustrated the entire full text of the book of Genesis. The interview is definitely worth a listen as he lightly shuts down a couple of callers who questioned his motives behind the project. He sure ain't boring.


One particularly funny topic Crumb covered was how he decided to draw God. A few years ago he had a dream where he saw God, but he says the one in his dream looked much more severe than the one he depicted- like Mel Gibson when he's angry. You'll be able to listen to the FULL INTERVIEW ON NPR after 6pm tonight. There are more panels from Genesis on that page, too.