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Big Yum Yum Book: The Story of Oggie and the Beanstalk Paperback – October 13, 1995
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The continuity is fascinating. Crumb's earliest comix work, drawn under the inspiration (and supervision) of Charles Crumb, the older, genius, and tragic brother, has tamer versions of many of the animal characters in Yum Yum. Moreover, at least two of Yum Yum's characters reappear in the later Crumb's work as Fritz the Cat, Fred the teen-age girl pigeon, and the Silly Pidgeons (sic). The incredulous and sneering facial expression, the wide-open aghast eyes, the attention to detail: all of these Crumb trademark visuals are apparent in Yum Yum.
So are trademark themes. The hero of the tale, a toad named Oggie, is alienated, unable to fit into either the intellectual world, the artistic/bohemian one, or the business/commercial one. He seeks to escape a world in which he feels like an outsider, and eventually discovers one that's empty of annoying people--save for a plump, big-bummed girl named Guntra with whom he immediately becomes sexually/romantically obsessed, but who only wants to devour the love-struck toad. The character Guntra is drawn in softer tones than Crumb will later depict his ideal women, and he wonderfully manages to combine tender innocence and steamy eroticism in his depictions of her.Read more ›