Containing Multitudes Since 2004
Just a few nights ago I watched "Fritz the Cat" for the first time in years. Thank you R.Crumb for the many excellent comic books in my collection.
My first encounter with Crumb was at the tender age of 6 or 7, my parents were visiting friends and their college age son had a blacklight poster of Crumb's "Stoned Again" strip on the wall. I was fascinated by that image of the melting face (I didn't understand the context), and in my mind it was akin to images in Warner Bros. cartoons of characters getting cut into pieces or actually melting, which happens in a couple of instances. Naturally, I noted the style of drawing right away, and would pick up Zap anthologies in bookstores (the Keep On Truckin' artwork was also very popular at the time, and my brain, already turned on to Batman and Tintin, made the connection fairly quickly).I wonder if there are any 7 year olds about that I could give Crumb comix to...
Good read in today's Guardian on Crumb. http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/crumb/story/0,15829,1431884,00.html
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