R. Crumb's Music Cards: Heroes of the
Blues from Denis Kitchen Publishing Co. - 3rd printing -2011
The Heroes trading cards, ardently sought
by collectors for years, are FINALLY BACK IN PRINT!
The 36 cards (on heavy card stock) are
packaged in a very cool 3 x 4 x 1 inch gift box. Depicted are the
legends of early blues history: Mississippi John Hurt, Son House, Blind
Lemon Jefferson, Memphis Minnie, Charley Patton, Jaybird Coleman, Big
Bill Broonzy, Barbecue Bob and many others. A bio of each musical
artist by historian Stephen Calt is on the back. And each musician or
group is lovingly drawn in full color by underground comix legend R.
The life of ROBERT CRUMB, the most famous of the
underground cartoonists, is an open book. He draws and writes
unashamedly about the most intimate aspects of his existence in his
comics and sketchbooks. He has been documented by the BBC, and several
filmmakers, including Terry Zwigoff, whose remarkable
Crumb won a Sundance Award. He's also an accomplished musician
and collector of vintage 78 rpm records.
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See below for ordering the other two sets in this series
(Country and Jazz cards).