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Show some love here.. I'm revisiting the mans works. Any other fans on this board? (Suspect so...)
though the film Crumb was unfailingly depressing event.
i love him. the film nearly killed me.
never really explored Robert Crumb's work despite being aware of it lfor many years. I do love his drawing style, but as a kid I found it grotesque. Anyway, I find nudity intimidating.
What's so intimidating about nudity?
*I did not do this.
I'm still doing it now. Now I use Illustrator on my mac.
to google him at work, or is he too obscene?
He's not obscene as such. Often rude and crude.
and tell me that they aren't related..
I'm more interested in him, tho - he was completely off the planet... His perceptual road map of life is quite dark...
I went to the exhibition of his stuff at the Whitechapel Gallery a couple ofyears ago, it was amazing.
I love ones where he tells stories from his childhood
Good memory. Went with a very good old friend too. It was a fun night out.
with harvey on American Splendour. they seem made for each other - i find it hard to read his stuff drawn by other people
Although there will be a cartoon featuring me appearing late next year. YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST
and robert crumb for that matter! i went alll the way to koln in germany to see an exhibition of his, it was awesome! what else do people read? i follow the fantagraphics publications pretty closely and read a few other writers and such...
and chris ware are just about the only comics i actually keep up to date wth nowadays
Gipi's stuff is amazing. He's Italian and has two beautiful books out through First Second; Garage Band and Notes From A War Story. His comics tend to focus on friendship and male bonding but Notes is probably the meatier of the two. He also has stuff that comes out through Fanta's Ignatz line of European comics.
Also: Scott Pilgrim by Bryan O'Malley, TekkonKinkreet by Taiyo Matsumoto and anything by Andi Watson.
but i've really explored much further than that i'm afraid
the 'best of' book he released last year along with a cd of his jazz recordings was top stuff.
i'd recommend nearly all of his stuff, very visceral and ott. like a comics john walters without the cheese.
the fritz the cat film is pretty rubbish though. as are the films ralph bakshii made after that (which are very crumb influenced) called coonskin and heavy traffic. very interesting, but not really...good.
i like a couple of his works, like the stuff of the blues musicians and the Big Brother & The Holding Company's 'Cheap Thrills' art, but otherwise he freaks me out to the extent that i feel sick.