Newsweek recently ran an article about Robert Crumb (news hook: A 400 page book and CD is coming out in April called The R. Crumb Handbook). MSNB also has an interview with Crumb's wife, cartoonist Aline Kominsky-Crumb.
In a recent interview he described himself as an "ineffectual individual," which is surprising for someone with such a prodigious output. Do you think he could survive without a woman like yourself in his life?
No, he wouldn't. He'd be dead without me. [Laughs.] When I met him his life was such a wreck. He's really a soft guy. He just wants to be liked too much. When he says ineffectual, he just can't say no to people. There are always parasites ready to jump on somebody like that. So I'm the bad cop.