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?
Robert Crumb and his group, called "R. Crumb and His Cheap Suit Serenaders", can be heard playing "My Gal Sal" during the art gallery scene at 27:55. This song is not listed in the credits, but the group is shown performing in the "unused footage" supplement on the DVD. See more
"San Francisco" is misspelled in the closing titles. The caption reads: "Max Crumb still lives in San Francicsco". See more
[to his mother
You would always threaten to give us enemas if we didn't behave properly.
Zap Jam Boogie-Woogie
Composed by Craig Ventresco
Performed by Craig Ventresco See more