R. Crumb

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Who'd a thunk it?
Well Linda, without going into detail, his girl friend of many years did state that he possessed one of the largest 'male members' in the world which was graphically displayed in a lot of his cartoons. If you haven't watched that CRUMB documentary, it was to be understated BIZARRE!
 

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Well Linda, without going into detail, his girl friend of many years did state that he possessed one of the largest 'male members' in the world which was graphically displayed in a lot of his cartoons. If you haven't watched that CRUMB documentary, it was to be understated BIZARRE!
I actually think R Crumb is one of the most sane people ever and it's society that is crazy
 

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Loved his work. I remember Ex wife and I wandering into a "head" shop in El Paso and they had all the underground comics, Zap magazine etc. Anyway that was my introduction to R Crumb and the world of underground comics. Who didn't like the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers? Mr. Natural?
Zap magazine, as I remember, had the more overtly sexual drawings, some truly weird.....and roaches marching in formation seemed to be a recurring theme IIRC.
 

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I saw the movie when it came out. It was very good. It was a bit of a disppointment, since there was no mention of "Cheap Suit Serenaders."

Well Linda, without going into detail, his girl friend of many years did state that he possessed one of the largest 'male members' in the world which was graphically displayed in a lot of his cartoons. If you haven't watched that CRUMB documentary, it was to be understated BIZARRE!
 

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Loved his work. I remember Ex wife and I wandering into a "head" shop in El Paso and they had all the underground comics, Zap magazine etc. Anyway that was my introduction to R Crumb and the world of underground comics. Who didn't like the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers? Mr. Natural?
Zap magazine, as I remember, had the more overtly sexual drawings, some truly weird.....and roaches marching in formation seemed to be a recurring theme IIRC.

Yep same here .

His partner of many years "Aline Kominsky" was also a budding underground artist and sometimes collaborated with Crumb on some of their artwork in underground Comics. They also had an open relationship , so they could date whomever they wished.

I collected all of the Zap Comics but still need one . (#15). I have most of his early works (Underground Comics) , and to me they still are some of his finest works.
In the Reaganomics 80's , very few Underground artists found it vey difficult to make a living.Most gave it up and persued any other artistic work such as commercial art.

Crumb's audiophile love of early 78's , mostly Blues artists , are well documented in his publications.
Also in the early 80's onward ,R. Crumb and Aline became publishers of an Underground expose' of various artists in their publication "Weirdo". It showcased a number of up and coming artists in animation such as Kaz (of Spongebob fame) , M K Brown , the late Dori Seda ,Terry Boyce , and Drew Freidman amongst others and periodically Members of the Zap Collective .
He was an exception to eeking out a living doing what he loved , as was Gilbert Shelton (Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers). Two of the very few 60's underground artists that actually made money to support their artistic livelyhood.
They both ended up moving to France , likely because of the crackdown on so called porno Underground Comic artists and because it was closer to their political , Socialist , beliefs .
One thing I found striking in that Movie documentary on Crumb is that his older brother Charles , kept supporting him mentally with his work as his mentor.
 

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Loved his work. I remember Ex wife and I wandering into a "head" shop in El Paso and they had all the underground comics, Zap magazine etc. Anyway that was my introduction to R Crumb and the world of underground comics. Who didn't like the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers? Mr. Natural?
Zap magazine, as I remember, had the more overtly sexual drawings, some truly weird.....and roaches marching in formation seemed to be a recurring theme IIRC.

Awwww "Head Shops" , yes . And that's the only place in the 60's and early seventies that you could purchase underground comics.
At the time they were very youth oriented , for boomers , in their teens and tweens.
It saddened me when the last one closed in the city (Osborne Village). Pipes , books , comics , pot paraphernalia , incense and lots of Comic Artist's collections, not just Crumb , but S Clay Wilson (Pirates and Bikers , Cap'n Pissgums) , Robert Williams (Coochy Cootie) , Victor Moscoso, Gilbert Shelton (Fat Freddies Cat , Feds an Heads ,
Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers), Bill Griffith (Zippy) , Bobby London (Dirty Duck), Trina Robbins , Sheri Flenakin , Spain Rodriguez , Art Speigelman , Jay Lynch , Jay Kinney , and Rand Holmes (Harold Head)...just to name a few.

I miss browsing through those stores , where I could find things of interest.
One such store , Autumn Stone -carried underground comics and used records and that's how I discovered the CTI/KUDU stealth SQ albums .
I could kick myself though, as they also had a number of STEELY DAN cutout QUADS , that I should have purchased.
At the very least some duplicates as I had all three.

Boy I do miss those progressive sales stores and love collecting those classic underground Comics , still today.

Fizzy :)
 

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Well I wouldn't know what passes for a head shop these days. But the ones I visited in the 70's & 80's certainly had some eclectic merchandise. I mean, it wasn't like they were all the same; tobacco/magazine shops about the size of a dime, but with a flair toward counter-culture, to sprawling back-alley basement caves filled with all sorts of eye candy & the smell of much incense burned. Hookahs, water pipes, books on pot cultivation, (remember A Child's Garden of Grass?) ...and of course the ever present underground comics. Here's the CGOG cover I remember from way back, although I think it was printed with different covers over the years. But this is the one that "we" had. It was passed around our group of fiends -er I mean friends- so much I'm not sure who actually bought it. Before marriage and the draft, my place was where every one partied and roommates came and went.
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