As it turns out, this is the motivation for William Stout’s “Legends of the Blues,” coming May 7 from Abrams ComicArts, which picks up where Crumb left off. Featuring 100 musicians, the book has little overlap with “Heroes …” — save, as Stout says, “Skip James and Blind Willie Johnson, two bluesmen I just couldn’t bear to leave out” — making the projects complementary in the most fundamental sense.

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American Legacy Fine Arts presents William Stout in Los Angeles Times article, May 2015