Monday, June 08, 2009

Crumb's take on the Book of Genesis

I had recently posted a video of interpreting six-day creationism based on modern science. Last week's New Yorker now has a highly entertaining comic strip by R. Crumb - graphically illustrating the first three chapters of the Book of Genesis. It is from his book, The Book of Genesis Illustrated. As it says on the cover to the right, "The first book of the Bible graphically depicted! NOTHING LEFT OUT!". And of course, it is a bit weird and disturbing and it comes with a warning: "Adult supervision recommended for minors". It is fun to see Crumb's visuals on the Book of Genesis. Here is one panel from the New Yorker for an example - courtesy of The Beat:

This is not directly related, but as a bonus - here is Dag Soderberg on the Colbert Report talking about his Bible in a glossy magazine format - filled with pictures of celebrities:
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5 comments:

Atif Khan said...

This may sound irrelevant but I wanted you to see this (I don't have your contact details either).

http://www.ted.com/talks/craig_venter_is_on_the_verge_of_creating_synthetic_life.html

Salman Hameed said...

Thanks Atif. It is indeed related to origins of life questions.

P.S. you can reach me at shameed (at) hampshire (dot) edu

Matthew said...

R. Crumb??....

I'm trying to imagine how he'd illustrate Leviticus. The mind reels....

Bulent Murtezaoglu said...

The Brick Testament seems pretty good on Leviticus and Deuteronomy.

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