Just to, errr, take us away a bit from the shock over the Peace Prize………..
I was at a bookstore last night and saw a new book (well, it's from earlier this year, but relatively new) by R. Crumb – – the topic, of all things, was the first book of the Bible.
He has created a nearly 250 page book about the story of Genesis. It took him five years, and that's no surprise, because there must be about 1,500 separate panels in there, if not more, each of them beautifully crafted.
Of all people, Crumb is about the last person I'd expect to do a project like this. Oh, and if you haven't seen the early 1990s film about him (which won the documentary Oscar, I think, although not the Peace Prize), you should really check it out.