One of my favorite cartoonists, Robert Crumb, has illustrated all 50 chapters of the Book of Genesis.
“To take this as a sacred text, or the word of God or something to live by, is kind of crazy,” Crumb, 66, says in a rare telephone interview from his home in southern France.
“So much of it makes no sense. To think of all the fighting and killing that’s gone on over this book, it just became to me a colossal absurdity. That’s probably the most profound moment I’ve had — the absurdity of it all.”
Here are more excerpts from chapter 19.