Lunchtime Lecture | The Long, Strange Trip From Zap To Genesis

Wednesday, September 7, 2011
12–1 PMFree with Museum admission

Long before R. Crumb embarked on his ambitious Illustrated Genesis, he was a pioneer of underground comic books. His Zap Comix #1, which he sold from a baby carriage in Haight-Ashbury in 1968, kicked off the “comix” movement. Kim Munson of Comic Art Productions and Exhibits (CAPE), Pacifica, California, will trace Crumb’s career from the counterculture underground to the Garden of Eden.

Lunchtime Lectures take place on the first Wednesday of the month in the Charlotte Wendel Education Center. Visitors may bring food and beverages or purchase box-lunch specials from Café Too. 


R. Crumb, The Book of Genesis Illustrated by R. Crumb, 2009 (book cover, detail); Pen and ink on paper; 14 3⁄4 × 11 1⁄2 inches; Courtesy the artist, Paul Morris, and David Zwirner, New York. Photo: Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.