March is set to see a frenzy of Robert Crumb activity in the capital. Crumb is the artist and illustrator who's longevity and interest in large bottomed women has seen him rise from underground comic genius to weirdo icon while remaining a source of inspiration for anyone working outside of the mainstream.
Now a new book, The R. Crumb Handbook written by the man himself and Peter Poplaski, threatens to topple the mighty and much loved R. Crumb Coffee Table Art Book from it's place on the Londonist bookshelf:
"At more than 400 pages in hardback, including hundreds of drawings, cartoons, photographs, a free CD of Crumb music and never before seen material from his personal archives, The R. Crumb Handbook is the most comprehensive presentation to date of the life, trials and ideas of one of the most influential artists of the last 40 years" (via MQP)
We'd gladly settle just for the new book but we are about to be spoiled rotten:
All we need now is for Chris Ware to come back to London and we will be in geek heaven.