The Complete Crumb Comics, Vol. 1: The Early Years of Bitter Struggle
Gary Groth, Robert Fiore, Aline Kominsky-Crumb, Marty Pahls, Marc Arsenault, Audu Paden, Coco Shinomiya, Dale Crain
So. It turns out that when the subtitle says "The Early Years of Bitter Struggle," it isn't kidding. This is a collection of neonatal comics from when Crumb was in high school. I'm not too proud to admit that I finished the whole thing, but I'm sure my interest was predicated on disturbing heights of idolatry, rather than the actual contents of the book.