Crumb drew and published this famous comic strip in 1970. It's been reprinted (mostly pirated) extensively throughout America and Europe since then. The many color versions were never approved by Crumb, and finally, specifically for this edition, Crumb has colored Stoned Agin! himself. He comments on his color work:
"The image was too claustrophobic to have all the squares colored in because there's no space between the panels–this thin line, that's all there is. So I thought that it needed some breathing room around the color. I've seen other versions where people have filled in the entire panels with color and I never thought it looked good. It just needed some white space. And I chose the first panel to be a very neutral color, like normal, sober reality. But as you get stoned, it gets warmer and warmer until you get this mellow glow. At least that's how it was in the beginning. But I go into more detail about that in the certificate of authenticity."