Four reasons R Crumb won't be drawing the X Factor winner's album cover

Not that he’d want to, you understand. The legendary comic book artist’s tastes are more – how shall we say – rarefied. A book of his album covers for bluesmen and jazz outfits is out next week, featuring his trademark perspiring weirdoes and fat-bottomed girls (who usually get eliminated in the audition round). R. Crumb: The Complete Record Cover Collection is out 22 November (WW Norton)

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I'm A Bear In A Lady's Boudoir by Ukulele Ike, 1974 (above)

 

Please Warm My Weiner: Old Time Hokum Blues, 1973

 

 

Ain't No Stopper on My Faucet, Mama: Unknown Detroit Blues, 1970

 

 

You Can't Get Enough Of That Stuff by The Hokum Boys, 1975