The “R. Crumb” Thing

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I felt so painfully isolated that I vowed I would get revenge on the world by becoming a famous cartoonist.” Robert Crumb

“When people say ‘What are underground comics?’ I think the best way you can define them is just the absolute freedom involved… we didn’t have anyone standing over us.” Robert Crumb

Robert Dennis Crumb (born August 30, 1943), known as Robert Crumb and R. Crumb, is an American cartoonist and musician. His work displays a nostalgia for American folk culture of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and sharp satire of contemporary American culture.

Inspired by the works of Walt Kelly, Fleischer Brothers animation, and others, Crumb and his brothers drew their own comics and sold them door to door.

At fifteen, Crumb became obsessed with collecting jazz and blues records from the 1920s to the 1940s

Crumb has frequently drawn comics about his…

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