Sophie Crumb

Sophie Crumb

Evolution of A Crazy Artist

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Baker & Taylor
Two legendary underground comics artists track the artistic and psychological development of their only child through her drawings from her earliest scribbles, through the fantasy world of her childhood, and adolescent rebellion, to maturity and becominga mother herself.

Norton Pub
Sophie Crumb's startlingly expressive drawings track her development as an artist from age two to twenty-eight. Sifting through dozens of their daughter's remarkable sketchbooks, our generation's most celebrated graphic artists have, with their only child, Sophie, now selected more than three hundred paintings and drawings that depict her artistic and psychological maturation. Revealing how an original artistic sensibility is both innate and nurtured, the book features six separate developmental stages, including Sophie's earliest drawings, the elaborate fantasy world of her childhood, her late adolescent rebellion, and her coming of age in the milieu of the Paris circus world and New York's "seventh circle of hell." The drawings from her early twenties—of tattoo artists, dangerous men—reflect a personal anguish that finally ends with her becoming a mother and creating a family of her own. Illuminating and intimate, this book is a dramatic yet subtle statement on the evolution of personality as seen through art.
A groundbreaking work of striking originality that charts a young artist's life through her own drawings-from toddlerhood to motherhood.

Baker
& Taylor

Two legendary underground comics artists track the artistic and psychological development of their only child through her drawings from her earliest scribbles, through the fantasy world of her childhood, adolescent rebellion to maturity and becoming a mother herself

Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780393079968
0393079961
Characteristics: 271 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Kominsky-Crumb, Aline 1948-
Crumb, R.
Alternative Title: Evolution of a crazy artist

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Aug 15, 2018

Good historical collection, if darker in later years.

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