R. Crumb’s Version of Genesis


Comic book genius R. Crumb has a new book coming out. This is very exciting for me.

What’s even more exciting is that said book is his own personal version of Genesis. Not the band. The first book of the Bible. Yes. It will be very interesting to see what one of the biggest figureheads of the Underground Comix movement will do to our favorite creation myth.

As a teaser, here are some things he’s saying about the Bible and his book, according to AFP:

“The idea of millions of people taking this so seriously is totally nuts. The Bible doesn’t need to be satirised. It’s already so crazy.”

“Perhaps someone will want to kill me.”

“The Bible is not the word of God, it is the word of men. I take it all as myth from start to finish.”

He did, however, hold back a little. “”I avoided explicit sex because I didn’t want to ridicule, but you can’t ever please true believers. If you’re messing around with their sacred texts, they won’t like it.”

If you’re in LA, The Hammer will soon have an exhibition on the book, too.

Seth Fischer's writing has appeared in Best Sex Writing 2013, Buzzfeed, PankGuernica, Lunch Ticket, Gertrude, and elsewhere. His Rumpus piece "Notes from a Unicorn" was listed as a notable essay in The Best American Essays 2013. He will be a 2014 Lambda Literary Emerging Voicing Fellow and was a 2013 Jentel Arts Residency Program Fellow. He also teaches at Antioch University Los Angeles and Writing Workshops Los Angeles. Find more writing of his writing at www.seth-fischer.com, or reach him @sethfischer. More from this author →