Wednesday, October 28, 2009
To be released later this month is the book of Genesis "as you have never seen it before! Adult supervision recommended." The new "book" has been illustrated by legendary comic artist R. Crumb, who is a self professed Gnostic. His site is here. I am just a tad too young to remember any of his works from the 60s and 70s. But from the very limited research I have done on Mr. Crumb he has always had a bit of controversy around him.
For this particular "book" I have read most of the hub-bub and really don't see what the big deal is. You know the usual complaints of too much sex and violence. In this case however it "is" the bible we are talking about. What is most interesting to me is that Mr. Crumb set out to turn the book of Genesis into satire but later decided it was already too wild in it's own right. So the book he ended up with claims to be word for word, unabridged "Genesis"; just with Mr. Crumbs comic book style illustrations. And anyone that has read Genesis knows that does mean lots of sex and violence.
So I say...Hmmmm, very interesting...might have to check this one out myself. What do you think? You can see more pics from this book here. I couldn't get them to post on this blog for some reason. Be warned...Adam and Eve were in fact naked in the garden!
by Cherie Goodpasture "Only Admit One" All Rights Rsvd.
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