The world's greatest cartoonist Robert Crumb was in Portland, Oregon earlier this week, and paid a visit to the office of a private art collector and mutual friend who also owns the original artwork to my 8-page comic strip "R. Crumb & Me." The work was originally published in Monte Beauchamp's book Masterful Marks, published by Simon & Schuster in 2014.
The comic will also be included in The Best Comics of 2016, due out this Oct. Crumb happily posed for some photos with the original art, (I had been told awhile back that he greatly enjoyed the piece), after carefully studying each page. Crumb and I go way back, I had been a regular contributor to Crumb's magazine WEIRDO back in the early/mid-eighties.
Beloved Japanese fetish artist Namio Harukawa passed away last week. Harukawa’s gorgeously-rendered thick women were perpetually cast in positions of casual dominance, going about their day riding the subway or reading a book, la-dee-dah. Meanwhile, a helpless man was being smothered by their voluptuous buttocks or choking on a high heel. Whereas fellow big butt […]
Cartoonists Ed Piskor and Jim Rugg take a look at the booklets that come with Criterion Collection’s Crumb and Ghost World DVDs and Blu-rays, both directed by Terry Zwigoff. I’ve seen both films multiple times and already have the Crumb DVD, but I wasn’t aware that Criterion did one for Ghost World. Sigh *pulls out […]
Heritage Auctions is selling one of the most recognizable pages in the history of underground comics: The original art for an instantly recognizable image by legendary underground comics artist Robert Crumb is coming to auction for the first time ever in Heritage Auctions’ Comics & Comic Art Auction Nov. 21-24 in Dallas, Texas. Robert Crumb’s […]
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