Spanning the most important era of his life, from the painful formative years of his early adolescence to the fame and fortune of his adulthood, this collection of personal correspondences sheds light on the artistic development, bitter struggle, and ultimate triumph of the greatest cartoonist of the twentieth century. A powerful literary view into the mind of an artistic genius, and an entertaining read even for those few not familiar with the cartooning giant's work. It's Crumb's sketchbook of words, featuring tons of great art, including entire letters done in cartoon form!