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‘R. Crumb: The Complete Record Cover Collection’

New book features illustrator’s music-related work

Reprinted from R. Crumb: The Complete Record Cover Collection. Copyright © 2011 by Robert Crumb. With the permission of the publisher, W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.

Well-known as a lover of old records, the satirical cartoonist Robert Crumb has collected his work on album covers and musicians' portraits in a new book, R. Crumb: The Complete Record Cover Collection. The artist spoke to Rolling Stone by phone from the south of France, where he has lived for the past two decades.

By James Sullivan

Reprinted from R. Crumb: The Complete Record Cover Collection. Copyright © 2011 by Robert Crumb. With the permission of the publisher, W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.

‘Crumb: Original Soundtrack’

The CD cover of the soundtrack to the 1995 documentary that helped cement Crumb's eccentric image originated as a sketchbook self-portrait. Filmmaker Terry Zwigoff chose it. "Sometimes I just feel like I have a gun to my head," says Crumb. "I'm sure a lot of people do."