Rebel visions: the underground comix revolution, 1963-1975
The first major historical work about the most influential artistic movement in America since the Beat Generation revolutionized literature. A provocative chronicle of the guerrilla art movement that changed comics forever, this comprehensive book follows the movements of 50 artists from 1967 to 1972, the heyday of the underground comix movement. Through interviews with the participants and other materials, Rebel Visions is the most intimate look ever at the people and events that forged the phenomenon known as underground comix, from New York to San Francisco, from the corn belt to deep in the heart of Texas, beginning that day in 1968 when R. Crumb debuted Zap #1 from a baby carriage on Haight Ashbury Street. Rosenkranz has spent 20 years researching this book and acquiring the cooperation of every significant underground cartoonist who worked throughout this period, including Crumb, Gilbert Shelton (Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers), Bill Griffith (Zippy the Pinhead), Art Spiegelman (Maus), Jack Jackson, S. Clay Wilson, Robert Williams, and many more. The book is illustrated with many never-before-seen drawings by all of the underground cartoonists, and exclusive photographs. The book focuses on San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury district, where Crumb and the rest of his Zap cronies commingled with the rest of the city's counter-cultural scene, notably musicians like the Grateful Dead and Janis Joplin. The counterculture was omnipresent in San Francisco for those few years, with underground tabloids like Yellow Dog and Gothic Blimp Works steering the zeitgeist out-of-control, along with the music, political, and psychedelic drug scenes, all of which found a group of unlikely revolutionaries who drew cartoons right at the epicenter. "It did feel like this must have been what the cubists were going through, like all the magic of being in Paris for the post-Impressionistic movement did feel somehow like being in San Francisco in the early 1970s." Art Spiegelman, from Rebel Visions "Like any utopian experiment, ideals were challenged and rewritten in the face of the daily grind. It was a harsh life lesson for me, but there were lots of laughs and some beautiful times, too..." Justin Green, from Rebel Visions "Underground comics were more like art and less like comics." Gilbert Shelton, from Rebel Visions
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In the mid-1960s a variety of young cartoonists, inspired by Mad magazine and LSD and rebelling against the restrictions of "straight" society, the Comics Code, and the Abstract Expressionism being taught in art schools of the time, began to make their own contribution to the burgeoning American counterculture of the day in underground comic books, or "comix," as they became known. Rosenkranz, who has been writing about underground comics since 1969, here presents a wide-ranging history of the movement, focusing on the work of over 50 underground writers and artists, including R. Crumb, Trina Robbins, Bill Griffith (creator of Zippy the Pinhead), Art Spiegelman, psychedelic poster artist Rick Griffin, and many others, most of whom he interviewed personally. The comix were by turns politically radical, psychedelic, formally innovative, misogynistic, disgusting, and hilarious-while always sexually explicit and later explicitly violent as well. Representative examples of each type are reproduced here in their original black-and-white or color. The book could have benefited from more commentary and analysis to place its wealth of detail into context, but overall this is a fascinating and important volume, recommended for mid-sized and larger libraries. ...
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