Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Illustrated Book of Genesis

"Envisioning the first book of the bible like no one before him, R. Crumb, the legendary illustrator, reveals here the story of Genesis in a profoundly honest and deeply moving way. Originally thinking that we would do a take off of Adam and Eve, Crumb became so fascinated by the Bible's language, "a text so great and so strange that it lends itself readily to graphic depictions," that he decided instead to do a literal interpretation using the text word for word in a version primarily assembled from the translations of Robert Alter and the King James bible."

1 comment:

Alexander said...

R. Crumb is the fucking man. Check out the documentary, "Crumb," if you haven't seen it already, it's really interesting.