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Robert Crumb

Robert Crumb

Robert Dennis Crumb (/krʌm/; born August 30, 1943) is an American cartoonist

and musician who often signs his work R. Crumb. His work displays a nostalgia for

American folk culture of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and satire of

contemporary American culture.

Crumb is a prolific artist and contributed to many of the seminal works of the

underground comix movement in the 1960s, including being a founder of the first

successful underground comix publication, Zap Comix, contributing to all 16 issues.

He was additionally contributing to the East Village Other and many other

publications, including a variety of one-off and anthology comics. During this time,

inspired by psychedelics and cartoons from the 1920s and 1930s, he introduced a

wide variety of characters that became extremely popular, including countercultural

icons Fritz the Cat and Mr. Natural, and the images from his Keep on Truckin' strip.

Sexual themes abounded in all these projects, often shading into scatological and

pornographic comics. In the mid-1970s, he contributed to the Arcade anthology;

following the decline of the underground, he moved towards biographical and

autobiographical subjects while refining his drawing style, a heavily crosshatched

pen-and-ink style inspired by late 19th- and early 20th-century cartooning. Much of

his work appeared in a magazine he founded, Weirdo (1981–1993), which was one

of the most prominent publications of the alternative comics era. As his career

progressed, his comic work became more autobiographical.

he has frequently collaborated. Their daughter Sophie Crumb has also followed a

cartooning career.

Contents

Early life (1943–1966)

Career Early work (1962–1966) Zap and underground comix (1967–1979) Weirdo (1980–1993) Later life (1994–present) Professional collaborations Musical projects Album covers

Style

Crumb recurring characters

Awards and honors

In the media

Personal life

Bibliography (selection)

Robert Crumb

Robert Crumb Crumb in Chestertown, 2010 Born Robert Dennis Crumb August 30, 1943 Philadelphia , Pennsylvania

Crumb in Chestertown, 2010

Born

Robert Dennis Crumb August 30, 1943 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Nationality

American

Area(s)

Cartoonist · Writer · Musician

Pseudonym(s)

R. Crumb

Notable works

Zap Comix

Spouse(s)

(m. 1964;

div. 1978)

Children

Relatives

Charles Crumb, Jr. (brother) Maxon Crumb (brother) Carol DeGennaro (sister) [1] Sandra Colorado

Comics Collections and graphic novels

See also

References

Works cited

Further reading

External links

Early life (1943–1966)

(sister) [1]

Charles Crumb

(father)

Beatrice Crumb

(mother)

Robert Crumb was born on August 30, 1943, in Philadelphia to a Catholic household [2] of English and Scottish ancestry. [3] His

Beatrice's marriage was unhappy and the children were frequent witnesses to their parents' arguments. [4] The couple had four other

children: sons Charles Junior (1942–92) and Maxon (b. 1944), both of whom suffered from mental illness; and daughters Carol

(b. 1940) and Sandra (1946-1998). [5][6] The family moved to Milford, Delaware, when Crumb was twelve; there he was an average

[7]

student whose teachers strongly discouraged him from cartooning.

Inspired by the works of Walt Kelly, Fleischer Brothers animation, and others, Crumb and his brothers drew their own comics. [2]

Crumb's cartooning developed as his older brother Charles pushed him and provided him with constant critical feedback on his work.

In 1958 the brothers self-published three issues of Foo in imitation of Harvey Kurtzman's satirical Humbug and Mad. They sold them

door-to-door with little success, souring the young Crumb on the comic-book business. [8] At fifteen, Crumb became obsessed with

collecting jazz and blues records from the 1920s to the 1940s. [2] At age 16, he abandoned the Catholic faith. [9]

Career

Early work (1962–1966)

Crumb's father gave him $40 when he left home after high school. [9] His first job, in 1962, was drawing novelty greeting cards for

American Greetings [10] in Cleveland, Ohio. He stayed with the company for four years, producing hundreds of cards for the

company's Hi-Brow line; his superiors had him draw in a cuter style that was to leave a footprint on his work throughout his

career. [11] In Cleveland he met a group of young bohemians such as Buzzy Linhart, Liz Johnston, and Harvey Pekar. Dissatisfied

with greeting card work, he tried to sell cartoons to comic book companies, who showed little interest in his work. In 1965, cartoonist

Harvey Kurtzman printed some of Crumb's work in the humor magazine he edited, Help!. Crumb moved to New York, intending to

work with Kurtzman, but Help! ceased publication shortly after. Crumb briefly illustrated bubblegum cards for Topps before

returning to Cleveland and American Greetings. [10]

Crumb married Dana Morgan in 1964. Nearly destitute, the couple traveled in Europe, during which Crumb continued to produce

work for Kurtzman and American Greetings, and Dana stole food. [12] The relationship was unstable as Crumb frequently went his

own way, and he was not close to his son Jesse (b. 1965). [13]

In 1965 and 1966 Crumb had a number of Fritz the Cat strips published in the men's magazine Cavalier. Fritz had appeared in

Crumb's work as early as the late 1950s; he was to become a hipster, scam artist, and bohemian until Crumb abandoned the character

in 1969. [11]

for a time he left Dana; the state ended when the two took a strong dose of the drug together in April 1966. [14] Crumb created a

number of his best-known characters during his years of LSD use, includingMr. Natural, Angelfood McSpade, and the Snoid. [15]

Zap and underground comix (1967–1979)

In January 1967 Crumb came across two friends in a bar who were about to leave for San Francisco; Crumb was interested in the work of San Francisco-based psychedelic poster artists, and on a whim asked if he could join them. [15] There, he contributed upbeat LSD-inspired countercultural work to underground newspapers. The work was popular, and Crumb was flooded with requests, including to illustrate a full issue of Philadelphia's Yarrowstalks. [16]

Front cover of Fritz the Cat.
Front cover of Fritz the Cat.

Independent publisher Don Donahue invited Crumb to make a comic book; Crumb

drew up two issues of Zap Comix, and Donahue published the first [16] in February

1968 under the publisher name Apex Novelties. Crumb had difficulty at first finding retailers who would stock it, and at first his wife took to selling the first run herself out of a baby carriage. [17]

Crumb met cartoonist S. Clay Wilson, an art school graduate who saw himself as a

rebel against middle-class American values and whose comics were violent and grotesque. Wilson's attitude inspired Crumb to give up the idea of the cartoonist-as- entertainer and to focus on comics as open, uncensored self-expression; in particular, his work soon became sexually explicit, as in the pornographicSnatch he and Wilson produced late in 1968. [17]

The second issue of Zap appeared in June with contributions from Wilson and poster artists Victor Moscoso and Rick Griffin. In December, Donahue published the still-unreleased issue as #0 and a new third issue with Gilbert Shelton joining the roster of regulars. [17] Zap was financially successful, and developed a market for underground comix.

Crumb was a prolific cartoonist in the late 1960s and early 1970s; at his peak point of output he produced 320 pages over two years. [9] He produced much of his best-known work then, [18] including his Keep on Truckin' strip, and strips featuring characters such as the bohemian Fritz the Cat, spiritual guru Mr. Natural, and oversexed African-American stereotype Angelfood McSpade. [19] During this period, he launched a series of solo titles, including Despair, Uneeda (both published by Print Mint in 1969), Big Ass Comics, R. Crumb's Comics and Stories, Motor City Comics(all published byRip Off Press in 1969), Home Grown Funnies (Kitchen Sink Press, 1971) and Hytone Comix (Apex Novelties, 1971), in addition to founding the pornographic anthologies Jiz and Snatch (both Apex Novelties, 1969). [20]

Weirdo (1980–1993)

While meditating in 1980 Crumb conceived of a magazine with a lowbrow aesthetic inspired by punk zines, Mad, and men's magazines of the 1940s and 1950s. [21] From 1981 Crumb edited the first eight issues of the twenty-eight issue run of Weirdo, published by Last Gasp; [22] his contributions and tastes determined the contents of the later issues as well, edited by Peter Bagge until #16, and Aline for the remainder of the run. [21] The magazine featured cartoonists new and old, and had a mixed response; Art Spiegelman, who co-edited the slicker Raw, called it a "piece of shit", and Crumb's fumetti was so unpopular that it has never appeared in Crumb collections. [23]

Later life (1994–present)

The Crumbs moved into a house in southeastern France in 1991, which is said to have been financed by the sale of six Crumb sketchbooks. [24] The Terry Zwigoff-directed Crumb documentary appeared in 1994 [25] —a project on which Zwigoff had been working since 1985. [22] The film won several major critical accolades.

From 1987 to 2005 Fantagraphics Bookspublished the seventeen-volume Complete Crumb Comics [26] and ten volumes of sketches. Crumb (as "R. Crumb") contributes regularly to Mineshaft magazine, which, since 2009, has been serializing "Excerpts From R. Crumb's Dream Diary". [27]

In 2009, after four years of work, Crumb produced The Book of Genesis, an unabridged illustrated graphic novel version of the

biblical Book of Genesis. [28][29][30][31][32][33]

Professional collaborations

A friend of comic book writer Harvey Pekar, Crumb illustrated over 30 stories of Pekar's in the award-winning comic book series

American Splendor, primarily in the first eight issues (1976-1983). [36] Crumb collaborates with his wife, Aline Kominsky-Crumb, on many strips and comics, includingDirty Laundry Comics, Self-Loathing Comics, and work published inThe New Yorker. [37]

Crumb's work also appeared in Nasty Tales, a 1970s British underground comic. The publishers were acquitted in a celebrated 1972 obscenity trial at the Old Bailey in London; the first such case involving a comic. Giving evidence at the trial, one of the defendants

said of Crumb: "He is the most outstanding, certainly the most interesting, artist to appear from the underground, and this (Dirty Dog)

is Rabelaisian satire of a very high order. He is using coarseness quite deliberately in order to get across a view of social

hypocrisy." [38][39]

In 1978, Crumb allowed his artwork to be used as pictorial rubber stamp designs by Top Drawer Rubber Stamp Company, a collaboration between cartoonist Art Spiegelman, publisher Françoise Mouly. and people living at Quarry Hill Creative Center in Rochester, Vermont. R. Crumb's imagery proved to be some of the most popular designs produced by this avant-garde pictorial stamp company. [40]

In 1984-5 Crumb produced a series of illustrations for the tenth anniversary edition of Edward Abbey's environmental themed novel

The Monkey Wrench Gang, published in 1985 by Dream Garden Press of Salt Lake City. Many of these illustrations also appeared in a 1987 Monkey Wrench Gang calendar, and remain available on T-shirts.

Crumb's collaboration with David Zane Mairowitz, the illustrated, part-comic biography and bibliography Introducing Kafka (1993), a.k.a. Kafka for Beginners, is one of his less sexual- and satire-oriented, comparably highbrow works. It is well-known and favorably received, and due to its popularity was republished asR. Crumb's Kafka.

A theatrical production based on his work was produced at Duke University in the early 1990s. Directed by Johnny Simons, and co-

starring Avner Eisenberg and Nicholas de Wolff, the development of the play was supervised by Crumb, who also served as set designer, drawing larger-than-life representations of some of his most famous characters all over the floors and walls of the set.

Musical projects

Crumb has frequently drawn comics about his musical interests in blues, country, bluegrass, cajun, French Bal-musette, jazz, big band and swing music from the 1920s and 1930s, and they also heavily influenced the soundtrack choices for his band mate Zwigoff's 1994 Crumb documentary. In 2006, he prepared, compiled and illustrated the book R. Crumb's Heroes of Blues, Jazz & Country, with accompanying CD, which derived from three series oftrading cards originally published in the 1980s. [42]

Crumb was the leader of the band R. Crumb & His Cheap Suit Serenaders, for which he sang lead vocals, wrote several songs and played banjo and other instruments. Crumb often plays mandolin with Eden and John's East River String Band and has drawn three covers for them: 2009's Drunken Barrel House Blues, 2008's Some Cold Rainy Day, and 2011's Be Kind To A Man When He's Down on which he plays mandolin. With Dominique Cravic, he founded "Les Primitifs du Futur"—a French-style band based on musette / folk, jazz and blues—and played on its 2000 albumWorld Musette. [43] He also provided thecover art for this and other albums.

Crumb has released CDs anthologizing old original performances gleaned from collectible 78-rpm phonograph records. His That's

What I Call Sweet Music was released in 1999 and Hot Women: Women Singers from the Torrid Regions in 2009. Crumb drew the

cover art for these CDs as well.

In 2013, Crumb played mandolin with the Eden and John's East River String Band on their albumTake A Look at That Baby and also

took part in the accompanyingmusic video.

Album covers

Crumb cover artwork for the 1968 Big Brother and the Holding Company album Cheap Thrills.
Crumb cover artwork for the 1968
Big Brother and the Holding
Company album Cheap Thrills.

Between 1974 and 1984, Crumb drew at least 17 album covers for Yazoo

Records/Blue Goose Records, including those of the Cheap Suit Serenaders. He also

created the revised logo and record label designs of Blue Goose Records that were

used from 1974 onward.

the original Laurel & Hardy music 1 and 2. He also illustrated the albums' booklets.

In 2009, Crumb drew the artwork for a 10-CD anthology of French traditional music

compiled by Guillaume Veillet for Frémeaux & Associés. [44] The following year, he

created three artworks for Christopher King's Aimer Et Perdre: To Love And To Lose

Songs, 1917–1934 [45] and, in 2011, he once again played mandolin on an Eden and

John's East River String Band album Be(

Kind to a Man When He's Down) for which he also created the album cover artwork.

Style

As told by Crumb in his biographical film, his artwork was very conventional and traditional in the beginning. His earlier work

shows this more restrained style. In Crumb's own words, it was a lengthy drug trip on LSD that "left him fuzzy for two months" and

led to him adopting the surrealistic,psychedelic style for which he has become known.

Crumb has been acclaimed for his attention to detail and satirical edge, but has also generated a significant amount of controversy for

his graphic and very disturbing portrayals of sexuality and psychology. There exists a feminist backlash against his comics because

they became more "violently misogynistic, as he graphically poured what were essentially his masturbatory fantasies onto the printed

[46]

page. Women were raped, dismembered, mutilated, and murdered, sometimes all at once."

A peer in the underground comics field, Victor Moscoso, commented about his first impression of Crumb's work, in the mid-1960s,

before meeting Crumb in person: "I couldn't tell if it was an old man drawing young, or a young man drawing old." [47] Robert

Crumb's cartooning style has drawn on the work of cartoon artists from earlier generations, including Billy DeBeck (Barney Google),

approach, as well asHarvey Kurtzmanof Mad Magazine fame.

Crumb has also cited his extensive LSD use as a factor that led him to develop his unique style.

[48][49]

After issues 0 and 1 of Zap, Crumb began working with others, of whom the first was S. Clay Wilson. Crumb said, about when he

first saw Wilson's work "The content was something like I'd never seen before,

"Suddenly my own work seemed insipid

" And

a nightmare vision of hell-on-earth

" [50]

Crumb remains a prominent figure, as both artist and influence, within the alternative comicsmilieu. He is hailed as a genius by such

comic book talents as Jaime Hernandez, Daniel Clowes, and Chris Ware. In the fall of 2008, the Institute of Contemporary Art in

Crumb recurring characters

Angelfood McSpade — large-built black woman drawn as a racist African native caricature. She is Angelfood McSpade— large-built black woman drawn as a racist African native caricature. She is usually depicted being sexually exploited or manipulated by men.

BoBo Bolinski — "burr-headed barfly"depicted being sexually exploited or manipulated by men. Devil Girl — Amazonian type who is the

Devil Girl — Amazonian type who is the object of Mr. Natural's obsession in later comics; real name Cheryl Borck [ 5 2 ] [52]

Eggs Ackley — cheerful young egg salesmanin later comics; real name Cheryl Borck [ 5 2 ] Flakey Floont — Mr. Natural's

Flakey Floont — Mr. Natural's neurotic disciple[ 5 2 ] Eggs Ackley — cheerful young egg salesman Fritz the Cat — feline

Fritz the Cat — feline con artist who frequently went on wild adventures that sometimes Fritz the Cat — feline con artist who frequently went on wild adventures that sometimes involved sexual escapades

Honeybunch Kaminski — teenage runaway and girlfriend ofProJunior ofProJunior

Lenore Goldberg — leader of a group of young women revolutionariesKaminski — teenage runaway and girlfriend ofProJunior Mr. Natural — unreliable holy man Shuman the Human

Mr. Natural — unreliable holy man Mr. Natural — unreliable holy man

Shuman the Human — another neurotic male characterwomen revolutionaries Mr. Natural — unreliable holy man The Snoid — diminutive sex fiend and irritating

The Snoid — diminutive sex fiend and irritating presence The Snoid — diminutive sex fiend and irritating presence

Awards and honors

Crumb has received several accolades for his work, including a nomination for the Harvey Special Award for Humor in 1990 and the

With Jack Kirby, Will Eisner, Harvey Kurtzman, Gary Panter, and Chris Ware, Crumb was among the artists honored in the

exhibition "Masters of American Comics" at the Jewish Museum in New York City, from September 16, 2006 to January 28,

2007. [53][54]

In 2017, Crumb's original cover art for the 1969 "Fritz the Cat" collection published by Ballantine sold at auction for $717,000, the

[55]

highest sale price to that point for any piece of American cartoon art.

In the media

In addition to numerous brief television reports, there are at least three television or theatrical documentaries dedicated to Crumb.

Prior to the 1972 release of the film version of Fritz the Cat , Austrian Prior to the 1972 release of the film version ofFritz the Cat, Austrian journalist Georg Stefan Troller (de:Georg Stefan Troller) interviewed Crumb for a thirty-minute documentary entitledComics und Katerideenon Crumb's life and art – which he describes as "the epitome of contemporary white North America's popular art" – as an episode of his Personenbeschreibung(literally "Person's description") documentary-format broadcast on the German TV network ZDF. The documentary also includes a "making-of" look at the [then?] forthcomingFritz movie, featuring production background interviews withRalph Bakshi. By the mid-to-late 2000s, it could still be seen on rotation as part of the Personenbeschreibungseries on the ZDF-owned digital specialty channelZDFdokukanal (in 2009 replaced by the new channelZDFneo).

The Confessions of Robert Crumb(1987) (1987)

Crumb (1994), a documentary film b y Terry Zwigoff Crumb (1994), a documentary film byTerry Zwigoff

In the 2003 movieAmerican Splendor, Crumb was portrayed byJames Urbaniak. Crumb's wife Aline was quoted as saying she hated

the interpretation and never would have married Robert if he was like that.

In 2006, Crumb brought legal action against Amazon.com after their Web site used a version of his widely recognizable "Keep on

Truckin'" character. The case was expected to be settled out of court.

Underground rap artist Aesop Rock mentions Crumb several times in his lyrics, including in the songs "Catacomb Kids" from the

album None Shall Passand "Nickel Plated Pockets" from his EP Daylight"

".

R. Crumb's Sex Obsessions, a collection of his most personally revealing sexually-oriented drawings and comic strips, was released

by TASCHEN publishingin November 2007.In August 2011, following concerns about his safety, Crumb cancelled plans to visit the

Graphic 2011 festival in Sydney, Australia after a tabloid labeled him a "self-confessed sex pervert" in an article headlined "Cult

genius or filthy weirdo?". [56][57]

In 2012, Crumb appeared in five episodes of John's Old Time Radio Show talking about old music, sex, aliens and Bigfoot. He also

played 78-rpm records from his record room in southern France. He has appeared on the show and recorded at least fourteen one-

hour podcasts.

Personal life

Crumb). [59] In 1978, Crumb divorced Dana and married Aline, with whom Crumb has frequently collaborated. [18] In September

1981 Aline gave birth to Crumb's second child,Sophie. [22] They moved to a small village nearSauve in southern France in 1991. [60]

Crumb's ex-wife Dana died in 2014. [61] On New Year's Eve, December 31, 2017, Crumb's son Jesse died from injuries he sustained

in a car accident near Phillipsville, California; he was 49 years old. [62] A six-year-old Jesse Crumb had been featured as a character

in Robert and Aline's Dirty Laundry Comics #1 (Cartoonists Co-Op Press, 1974); he also appeared in Terry Zwigoff's 1994

documentary film,Crumb.

Bibliography (selection)

Comics

Snatch Comics issues 1–3 (Apex Novelties/Print Mint, late 1968–Aug. 1969) — #1 by Crumb an d S. issues 1–3 (Apex Novelties/Print Mint, late 1968–Aug. 1969) — #1 by Crumb andS. Clay Wilson, the rest have stories by others also

Despair (Print Mint, 1969) — all Crumb (Print Mint, 1969) — all Crumb

Motor City Comics#1–2 (Rip Off Press, Apr. 1969–Feb. 1970) — all Crumb #1–2 (Rip Off Press, Apr. 1969–Feb. 1970) — all Crumb

Big Ass Comics #1–2 (Rip Off Press, June 1969–Aug. 1971)— all Crumb #1–2 (Rip Off Press, June 1969–Aug. 1971)— all Crumb

Mr. Natural #1-3 (San Francisco Comic Book Company , Aug. 1970–Kitchen Sink Enterprises, 1977) — Mr. Natural #1-3 (San Francisco Comic Book Company, Aug. 1970–Kitchen Sink Enterprises, 1977) — all Crumb

Uneeda Comix, "the Artistic Comic!"(Print Mint, Aug. 1970) — several short strips by Crumb. The longest, last and strongest (Print Mint, Aug. 1970) — several short strips by Crumb. The longest, last and strongest continues onto the back cover in color.

Home Grown Funnies(Kitchen Sink Enterprises , Jan. 1971) — all Crumb (Kitchen Sink Enterprises, Jan. 1971) — all Crumb

Your Hytone Comix(Apex Novelties, 1971) —all Crumb (Apex Novelties, 1971) —all Crumb

XYZ Comics (Kitchen Sink Press, June 1972) — all Crumb (Kitchen Sink Press, June 1972) — all Crumb

The People's Comics(Golden Gate Publishing Company , Sept. 1972) — all Crumb. This contains the strip in (Golden Gate Publishing Company, Sept. 1972) — all Crumb. This contains the strip in which there is Crumb Land (a black void), and also the strip in which Fritz the Cat is killed.

Artistic Comics (Golden Gate Publishing Company, Mar. 1973) — all Crumb, with illustrations of (amongothers) Aline Kominsky (Golden Gate Publishing Company, Mar. 1973) — all Crumb, with illustrations of (amongothers) Aline Kominsky

Black and White Comics(Apex Novelties, June 1973) — all Crumb (Apex Novelties, June 1973) — all Crumb

Dirty Laundry Comics#1–2 (Cartoonists Co-Op Press/ Last Gasp, July 1974–Dec. 1977) — R. Crumb and Aline Kominsky #1–2 (Cartoonists Co-Op Press/Last Gasp, July 1974–Dec. 1977) — R. Crumb and Aline Kominsky

Best Buy Comics (Apex Novelties, 1979) — R. Crumb and Aline Kominsky Best Buy Comics(Apex Novelties, 1979) — R. Crumb and Aline Kominsky

Snoid Comics (Kitchen Sink Enterprises, 1980) — all Crumb (Kitchen Sink Enterprises, 1980) — all Crumb

Hup #1–4 (Kitchen Sink Press, 1987–1992) — all Crumb #1–4 (Kitchen Sink Press, 1987–1992) — all Crumb

Self-Loathing Comics(Fantagraphics, Feb. 1995–May 1997) — R. Crumb an d Aline Kominsky-Crumb (Fantagraphics, Feb. 1995–May 1997) — R. Crumb andAline Kominsky-Crumb

Mystic Funnies #1–3 (Alex Wood, Last Gasp, Fantagraphics, 1997–2002) — all Crumb #1–3 (Alex Wood, Last Gasp, Fantagraphics, 1997–2002) — all Crumb

Mineshaft #5–present (Dec. 2000–) Mineshaft #5–present (Dec. 2000–)

Collections and graphic novels

R. Crumb's Head Comix (Viking Press , 1968) — anthology; re-issued b y Fireside Books

R.

Crumb's Head Comix(Viking Press, 1968) — anthology; re-issued byFireside Books in 1988, with a new

introduction by Crumb;ISBN 0-671-66153-1

R. Crumb's The Yum Yum Book (Scrimshaw Press, 1975) — originally created in 1963; later

R.

Crumb's The Yum Yum Book (Scrimshaw Press, 1975) — originally created in 1963; later republished asBig Yum

Yum Book: The Story of Oggie and the Beanstalk by Slave Labor Graphics, 1995

R. Crumb Sketchbook series (Zweitausendeins, 1981–1997) — later republished in 10 volumes by Fantagraphics

R.

Crumb Sketchbookseries (Zweitausendeins, 1981–1997) — later republished in 10 volumes by Fantagraphics

Bible of Filth (Futuropolis, 1986) — collection of Crumb' s erotic comics from over the

Bible of Filth (Futuropolis, 1986) — collection of Crumb'serotic comics from over the years

The Complete Crumb Comics ( Fantagraphics Books , 1987–2005) —17 volumes

The Complete Crumb Comics(Fantagraphics Books, 1987–2005) —17 volumes

Introducing Kafka (Totem Books, 1993) ISBN 1-84046-122-5 — with writer David Zane Mairowitz
R. Crumb's America (SCB Distributors, 1995) ISBN 0-86719-430-8

R.

Crumb's America(SCB Distributors, 1995)ISBN 0-86719-430-8

Bob and Harv's Comics (Running Press, 1996) ISBN 978-1568581019 — collaborations with Harvey Pekar

Bob and Harv's Comics(Running Press, 1996)ISBN 978-1568581019— collaborations withHarvey Pekar

The R. Crumb Coffee Table Art Book (Little, Brown and Company , 1997) ISBN 0-316-16306-6

The R. Crumb Coffee Table Art Book (Little, Brown and Company, 1997) ISBN 0-316-16306-6 — edited and designed by Peter Poplaski

Odds & Ends (Bloomsbury Publishing UK, 2001) ISBN 978-0-7475-5309-0
R. Crumb's Heroes of Blues, Jazz & Country ( Harry N. Abrams , 2006) ISBN

R.

Crumb's Heroes of Blues, Jazz & Country(Harry N. Abrams, 2006) ISBN 978-0-81093-086-5

Your Vigour for Life Appalls Me (Turnaround Publisher, 2008) ISBN 978-1-56097-310-2

Your Vigour for Life Appalls Me(Turnaround Publisher, 2008) ISBN 978-1-56097-310-2

The Book of Genesis (W. W. Norton & Company , 2009) ISBN 978-0-393-06102-4 OCLC 317919486
The Book of Mr. Natural (Fantagraphics, July 2010) ISBN 978-1-60699-352-1

The Book of Mr. Natural (Fantagraphics, July 2010)ISBN 978-1-60699-352-1

The Complete Record Cover Collection (W. W. Norton & Company, Nov. 2011) ISBN 978-0-393-08278-4

The Complete Record Cover Collection(W. W. Norton & Company, Nov. 2011) ISBN 978-0-393-08278-4

Sweeter Side of R. Crumb (W. W. Norton, 2011) ISBN 978-0-393-33371-8

Sweeter Side of R. Crumb(W. W. Norton, 2011) ISBN 978-0-393-33371-8

Drawn Together: The Collected Works of R. and A. Crumb (Boni & Liveright , Oct.

Drawn Together: The Collected Works of R. and A. Crumb (Boni & Liveright, Oct. 2012) ISBN 978-0-871-40429-9— R. Crumb and Aline Crumb

See also

Crumb (film) Crumb (film)

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Fremeaux.com. Retrieved January 14, 2011.

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Works cited

Holm, D. K. (2005). Robert Crumb . Pocket Essentials. ISBN 978-1-904048-51-0 . Holm, D. K. (2005). Robert Crumb. Pocket Essentials.ISBN 978-1-904048-51-0.

2012.

Further reading

Crumb Family Comics . Trade Paperback Collection of stories by each member of the R Crumb Family Comics.Trade Paperback Collection of stories by each member of the R Crumb family

The R. Crumb Coffee Table Art Book. (ISBN 0-316-16306-6 , 1997). . (ISBN 0-316-16306-6, 1997).

The R. Crumb Handbook, Published by MQ Publications, London, 2005 , ISBN 1-84072-716-0 , Published by MQ Publications, London, 2005,ISBN 1-84072-716-0

The Captain Is Out to Lunch and the Sailors Have akenTby MQ Publications, London, 2005 , ISBN 1-84072-716-0 Over the Ship (1998) written by Charles Bukowsk

Over the Ship(1998) written byCharles Bukowskiand

illustrated by Robert Crumb.

Busted! Drug War Survival Skills(2005) written by M. Chris Fabricant and illustrated by Robert Crumb. (2005) written by M. Chris Fabricant and illustrated by Robert Crumb.

Robert Crumb, written by D. K. Holm , published by Pocket Essentials , 2003 (revised edition , written by D. K. Holm, published by Pocket Essentials, 2003 (revised edition 2005), 13 digit ISBN 978-1-904048-51-0.

R. Crumb and Mineshaft . A brief history, with letters and art, of RobertCrumb's ongoing R. Crumb and Mineshaft. A brief history, with letters and art, of RobertCrumb's ongoing collaboration withMineshaft magazine.

External links

Mineshaft magazine regularly publishing R. Crumb's sketchbook drawings.Currently serializing Excerpts from R. Mineshaft magazine regularly publishing R. Crumb's sketchbook drawings.Currently serializingExcerpts from R. Crumb's Dream Diary.

"Monsieur Naturel: R. Crumb in France " by Brendan Bernhard, LA Weekly , April 29, "Monsieur Naturel: R. Crumb in France"by Brendan Bernhard,LA Weekly, April 29, 1998.

"Mr. Natural" by Ian Buruma , The New York Review of Books 53(6), April 6, "Mr. Natural" by Ian Buruma, The New York Review of Books53(6), April 6, 2006. – Review ofThe R. Crumb Handbook

The Crumbs' Underground Comics NPR Fresh Air interview with R. Crumb and wife Aline Kominsky The Crumbs' Underground ComicsNPR Fresh Air interview with R. Crumb and wife Aline Kominsky Crumb

Widmer, Ted (Summer 2010)."R. Crumb, The Art of Comics No. 1 " . Paris Review . "R. Crumb, The Art of Comics No. 1". Paris Review.

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