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The Complete Zap Comix (Limited Edition)
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Limited edition enormous 5 volume set plus a portfolio of art covers. Last Copy.

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The complete 16 issues of Zap reproduced in their entirety PLUS an unpublished 17th issue, plus a whole volume on the history of Zap by the artists themselves, PLUS a volume of archival prints of all 17 Zap covers. Features Robert Crumb, Rick Griffin, Paul Mavrides, Victor Moscoso, Spain Rodriguez, Gilbert Shelton, Robert Williams, and S. Clay Wilson.

Robert Crumb kicked off the underground comics movement with his classic solo first issue of Zap in 1968. By Zap #2, he had begun assembling seven of the best, the fiercest, and the most stylistically diversified cartoonists to come out of the countercultural kiln. All of them were extremists of one sort or another, a dream team of the wildest, most technically skilled and stylistically diverse cartoonists to come out of the countercultural scene.

They were a ragtag bunch of fascinating, wide-ranging personalities, from biker-gang member Spain Rodriguez to Christian surfer Rick Griffin, but somehow they all came together to produce a fruitful, decades-long collaboration: a mind-blowing anthology of abstract hallucination, searing social satire, and shocking sexual excess that inspired the subsequent wave of alternative cartoonists like Daniel Clowes, Chris Ware, and Charles Burns.

The Complete Zap Comix collects every issue of Zap — each cover and story, and even the Zam mini comic jam among the Zap artists — in a sleekly designed, five-volume slipcased hardcover set.

This gorgeous box set includes an introduction by founder R. Crumb and an oral history of Zap by noted comics historian Patrick Rosenkranz. It also comes with a limited-edition portfolio of Zap covers by the eight artists, replicated from high resolution scans and proofs, and specially printed on acid-free, 100% cotton fine-art paper utilizing archival pigment inks.

Zap is the most historically and aesthetically important comics series ever published and this huge set (weighing in at over 22lbs or 10kg and measuring 9.75" x 13.25" x 7") certainly does it justice!

Authors: Various including Robert Crumb
Artists: Robert Crumb, Rick Griffin, Paul Mavrides, Victor Moscoso, Spain Rodriguez, Gilbert Shelton, Robert Williams, S. Clay Wilson
Publisher: Fantagraphics, 2014 First Edition (out of print)
Number of pages: 1100
Format: Hard Cover in Slipcase; Part Colour illustrations
Size: 9" x 13" (229mm x 330mm)
ISBN: 9781606997871

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