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S. Clay Wilson, one of the founding members of the Zap comics collective. (Zap is a seminal underground comic book anthology, with contributors like R. Crumb.) He lives in San Francisco. Manuel Rodriguez (1940-2012), better known as Spain, was one of the great American underground and socially conscious cartoonists. Victor Moscoso is one of the defining stylists of the psychedelic culture of the 1960s, and one of the original Zap Comix artists (with R. Crumb, Robert Williams, Gilbert Shelton, Spain Rodriguez, S. Clay Wilson and Rick Griffin). He lives with his wife Gail in San Francisco, California. Victor Moscoso is one of the defining stylists of the psychedelic culture of the 1960s, and one of the original Zap Comix artists (with R. Crumb, Robert Williams, Gilbert Shelton, Spain Rodriguez, S. Clay Wilson and Rick Griffin). He lives with his wife Gail in San Francisco, California.
The Complete Zap [is] strikingly designed While the early issues stand as rowdy documents of the 1960s counterculture, Zap was also more. In reinventing the comic book, it set off legal battles and conversations over censorship, brought attention to cartoonists as artists, and set an example for generations of alternative comics creators --Dana Jennings" For late '60s youth culture, Zap was what superheroes were for Depression-era, war-scarred American boys: a symbol of power. Zap exhibited artists at the top of their form. --Steven Heller" Far f***ing out. --David Pescovitz" Wow! [The Complete Zap Comix] is not just a piece of history; it's a hunk of crackling, unquenchable subversion! Never has a library-worthy volume been so incendiary. --Etelka Lehoczky "The Best Books of 2014 "" The irony of turning something that was once sold in dirty bookstores into a $500 collectible is delicious, but I can t think of a more deserving title than Zap. The production quality of The Complete Zap Comix is first rate and the pages are clearer than they ve ever been Seeing the whole of the Zap run laid out like this, it seems obvious so very, very obvious what a profound and truly American cultural treasure this is. This is great art of historical and cultural importance that changed people, blew their minds and inspired them. Zap Comix deserves to be reappraised and valued for what it s truly worth and Fantagraphics has done an amazing job with this stunning box set. --Richard Metzger" Is it possible for something to be too good? If so, this deluxe set of complete Zap Comix might just be it. This is the most important comics collection to be released in years This set is worth every penny of its price tag. --Benn Ray" Zap Comix [is] a top five comic book series in terms of historical importance and a top 10 comic book series in terms of artistic significance. --Tom Spurgeon" Calling Zap Comix the Lenny Bruce and Ramones of comic books wouldn't be inaccurate, though that still doesn't go far enough in describing its incalculable impact. Complete Zap Comix [is] unquestionably priceless. Rating: 10/10 --Hays Davis" Far f***ing out.--David Pescovitz Provocative, filthy and unquestionably excellent, this collection is a crown jewel in comics history.--Sean Edgar Yes, this is $500. Yes, it will absolutely blow some budding underground cartoonists mind. A monumental achievement.--Joe Gross This mammoth edition offers the ideal opportunity to examine the way the periodical evolved, not only in terms of the interaction among its artists but also in terms of subject and form. ...[T]he sixteen issues, as well as a seventeenth that was previously unpublished, are reproduced over four volumes on a thick paper stock and at slightly larger than full size, and have been scanned from negatives. Simply put, they look fantastic.--Nicole Rudick