“It was hard to draw God,” the reclusive cartoonist Robert Crumb told USA Today, speaking about his latest project, which began at the Beginning, with Creation itself. “Should God just be a bright light? Should I use word balloons? Should God be a woman?” Apparently the answer to this conundrum came to him in a vision. “I ended up with the old stereotypical Charlton Heston kind of God, long beard, very masculine. I used a lot of white-out, a lot of corrections when I tried to draw God.” Crumb’s work is a “monastic-like effort” to adapt every word of the first book of the Bible in pen and ink.