This movie chronicles the life and times of R. Crumb. Robert Crumb is the cartoonist/artist who drew Keep On Truckin', Fritz the Cat, and played a major pioneering role in the genesis of underground comix. Through interviews with his mother, two brothers, wife, and ex-girlfriends, as well as selections from his vast quantity of graphic art, we are treated to a darkly comic ride through one man's subconscious mind. As stream-of-consciousness images incessantly flow forth from the tip of his pen, biting social satire is revealed, often along with a disturbing and haunting vision of Crumb's own betes noires and inadequacies. As his acid-trip induced images flicker across our own retinas, we gain a little insight into this complex and highly creative individual. Written by
Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>
Weird sex · Obsession · Comic books
Did You Know?
All the artwork by Charles Crumb
seen in this movie was thrown away by his mother, Beatrice Crumb
, after his death. She didn't think anybody would be interested in it. See more
"San Francisco" is misspelled in the closing titles. The caption reads: "Max Crumb still lives in San Francicsco". See more
[looking at sketches he's done of female classmates
Ah, where are they now? It was 30 years ago. 30 years ago, they're all middle-aged housewives now. Jesus, what a thought.
My Gal Sal
Written by Paul Dresser
Performed by R. Crumb and His Cheap Suit Serenaders See more