Thursday…January 7th….Art Tuesday has now moved to Art…. “Any day of the week I decide to make it” …same great taste….same great Artists…same great Art ……

“Leaves” 2010

“When I come up against the real world, I just vacillate.” – Robert Crumb

Today we are going to look at one of my favorite cartoonists of the 1960’s and 1970’s, Robert Crumb…better known as R. Crumb….he was significant in the “Underground Comic ” movement….and is often called the “Sexist of underground comics”….for his depiction of Amazon type women with giant butts and enormous breasts….that he would ride around….on…he was also considered a racists…again for his depiction of minorities….in very stereotypical roles….when confronted….R. Crumb would  say he was just “Playing around”…..his most famous character was Mr. Natural…a sort of narssaccistic guru like philosopher…who really was in it for himself….he did many comics as well as the album cover for Big Brother and the Holding Company…”Cheap Thrills”…featuring ….Janis Joplin….R. Crumb…said his intense use of LSD is what inspired him….

so sit back….and enjoy the cartoons of R. Crumb….let me know what you think…..

“Self Portrait”

R. Crumb Drawing

“Truckin”

R. Crumb’s “Ass”

“Cheap Thrills”

Mr. Natural

Mr. Natural

Parade

R. Crumb Drawing

there is absolutely no doubt that Robert Crumb has an incredible ability to draw…render…and develop a character….his ability is exceptional and something that changed the art movement of the 60’s and 70’s…..other comics he did were “Zap”….”The Adventures of Mr. Natural”….”Big Ass Comics”…”Self Loathing” and “XYZ”…..if you’re in San Francisco…on the infamous corner of Haight and Ashbury…the building on the northwest corner used to carry a lot of R. Crumbs comics……have a great day……..

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4 thoughts on “Thursday…January 7th….Art Tuesday has now moved to Art…. “Any day of the week I decide to make it” …same great taste….same great Artists…same great Art ……

  1. I remember R. Crumb art from when I was a kid. He was a totally trippy dude. I like his work. I’ve always wondered about him and people like him who are operate in their own private universe–their brains must look so different from more conservative types.

    R. Crumb is an icon of his generation. He was friends with Harvey Pekar, another comic writer. R. Crumb illustrated some of Harvey’s “American Splendor” books. Very cool.

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