For over three decades R. Crumb has shocked, entertained, titillated and challenged the imaginations (and the inhibitions) of comics fans the world over. The acknowledged father of "underground comix," Crumb is the single greatest influence on the alternative comics of today. The three companion sets of trading cards - Heroes of the Blues, Early Jazz Greats, and Pioneers of Country Music - have all been sought by collectors. Although, they were rereleased in print as individual card sets, this is the first time they are being published together in book form. A biography of each musician is provided, along with a full colour original illustration by underground cartoonist and music historian R. Crumb.
R. Crumb is the leading cartoonist in the American "underground comix" movement. He is the creator of Mr. Natural, the iconic "Keep on Truckin" T-shirt image, and Fritz the Cat. His book The R. Crumb Handbook was a Booksense bestseller. He lives in France. Terry Zwigoff is the award-winning director of the documentary Crumb. Stephen Calt, the author of two acclaimed musical biographies. David Jasen is the director of the Popular Music Archive at the C. W. Post Campus of Long Island University