Fri 2 October 2009, Financial Times

A bad boy and the Good Book

By Peter Aspden
Robert Crumb, founder of the alternative comics movement and long-time scourge of the establishment, has gone for the Big One. The hypocritical world he has satirised so mercilessly in his scathing, drug-induced tableaux since the 1960s has perplexed him so utterly that he has gone right back to the beginning in search, perhaps, of truer understanding. Crumb’s new book, The Book of Genesis Illustrated by R. Crumb, is exactly as it says on its lurid cover: a Biblical account of the creation of mankind.