Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Still More Crumb

It's a day after the initial post and I'm still thinking about Crumb. Watch the documentary and you will see that he is a phenomenal artist, and despite his cartoonist leanings, he can crunch out realism with the best of them. I was surprised at how dark the film became toward the end. Crumb's brothers are (were) completely messed up. He seems like a social sophisticate compared to them. Casualties of your typical deceptively antiseptic fifties childhood with a raging father and a crazy mother.

I wish I had a book of his so I could just scan something instead of rooting around the web, but the above drawing sums him up nicely. There's an interesting interview with him on the Guardian from a couple years ago.

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