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Drawing God

Illustrator Robert Crumb was drawn to god for his latest artwork.

“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.


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