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
I think Crumb is, basically he's the Bruegel of the last half of the twentieth century. I mean, there wasn't a Bruegel of the first half but there is one of the last half, and that is Robert Crumb. Because he gives you that tremendous kind of impaction of lusting, suffering, crazed humanity in sorts of bizarre, gorgolye-like, allegorical forms. He's just got this very powerful imagination which goes right over the top a lot of the time. But it very seldom lies.
References Gone with the Wind
Last Kind Word Blues
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