In 1987, Robert Crumb presents himself: raised by a Marine father, educated in Catholic schools, married at 21 in Cleveland where he worked for a greeting card company, dropping acid in ... See full summary »

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Robert Armstrong ...
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Aline Kominsky Crumb ...
Herself
Robert Crumb ...
Himself
Sophie Crumb ...
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Carol Engberg ...
The Ideal Woman
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In 1987, Robert Crumb presents himself: raised by a Marine father, educated in Catholic schools, married at 21 in Cleveland where he worked for a greeting card company, dropping acid in 1965, heading to San Francisco and getting in on the formation of Zap Comix, gaining celebrity, loving old time jazz, starting a band, living in a commune, meeting Aline Kominsky who became his second wife and his partner in art, having a daughter, and developing a more realistic drawing style. The confessions include his loneliness, his obsessions with women, his bewilderment by fame, his sense of the disintegration of Sixties' subculture, his nervous breakdown in 1973, and his peace now. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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13 February 1987 (UK)  »

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Features Fritz the Cat (1972) See more »

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The Flower Children
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Written by Jerry Goldstein, 'Russ Regan' and 'Tim Hudson'
Performed by Marcia Strassman
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Not as disturbing as the film that followed...
3 September 2002 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Although similar in some ways to Terry Zwigoff's harrowing documentary CRUMB, this BBC documentary about the famous American underground cartoonist is a lot easier to take, finding Crumb in a reflective, self-deprecating mood as he potters around his farmhouse discussing his obsessions, his likes and dislikes, his life and his art. A thoroughly fascinating look at a unique personality, from the days when the BBC cared to make great documentaries.


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