The official Robert Crumb “newsletter” is reporting that the famed cartoonist has finally finished his adaptation of the Book of Genesis that he’s been working on for the past several years:
Robert has finished the Genesis project. It’s 201 pages. He has also finished the Cover, the Introduction, the commentary (for the back sleeve) and also the Map, which will be in the beginning of the book. The book is soon going to production and it’s planned to be released this fall.
And what are his plans now that this huge project is complete? He has to catch up on his correspondence which has been building up some time now. And then a little break—a journey to the States. He and Aline are talking about collaborating on a book upon his return, but that’s later this summer.
I think it’s pretty safe to say this is one of the most hotly anticipated books of the year, so the news that it’s completed and off to the publisher is good news indeed.