Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Bike Temple+Museums by Bike field trip this Friday!

border=0""The Bike Temple & Museums by Bike are collaborating to present a bicycle field trip to the Comic Artist/Illustrator R. Crumb Book of Genesis: the bible Illuminated exhibit at the Portland Art Museum! Fourth Fridays are Free from 5-8pm so all you need is your bicycle -- and maybe some beer money for discussion/hang out afterward.

Meet at 6pm
Friday, July 23, 2010
at Bridge City Comics

3725 N. Mississippi Ave.

Extra-credit for attending the great festivities at the museum afterward, and possibly a ride to Chapel Pub when the dust settles?

A few pages from the interweb...

See more pages of the book on a Google Image Search


  1. Great reviews of Genesis on Amazon.com


    Pasture Ted

  2. Excerpts from the Amazon reviews --

    > It’s a cartoonist’s equivalent of the Sistine Chapel.

    > Crumb’s Book of Genesis reintroduces us to the bountiful tree lined garden of Adam and Eve, the massive ark of Noah with beasts of every kind, the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah destroyed by brimstone and fire that rained from the heavens, and the Egypt of the Pharaoh, where Joseph’s embalmed body is carried in a coffin...

    > Crumb has, strikingly, included every word of the Book of Genesis within his first major book-length work. His humanistic visual response to this religious text imbues even briefly mentioned biblical characters with unique faces and attitudes, and his renderings of the book's more storied personalities draw out momentous emotions inspired by the book's inherent drama.


    I've looked at this book at Powells, quite enjoyed it. Excellent idea to go see it on display at the Portland Art Museum!

    Pasture Ted


  3. Another review, from the comments section of friendlyatheist.com

    > Crumb is a non-believer, but he says he wanted to respect the book’s historical and cultural importance, so he treated it as a straight, word-for-word illustration job. But that doesn’t make it a Christian tract book. Quite the opposite. It brings the Bible’s violence and the nightmarish horror — and its deep weirdness — front and center, in vivid, unignorable detail.

    Many formerly- Christian atheists say that one of the most important steps on their journey to atheism was actually reading the Bible...


    Pasture Ted

  4. cant wait! just 30 min woot!