Robert Crumb

Cartoonist, Celebrity

1943 –

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Who is Robert Crumb?

Robert Dennis Crumb, known as Robert Crumb and R. Crumb, is an American cartoonist and musician. His work displays a nostalgia for American folk culture of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and satire of contemporary American culture. His work has attracted controversy, especially for his depiction of women and non-white races.

Crumb first rose to prominence after the 1968 debut of Zap Comix, which was the first successful publication of the underground comix era. Countercultural characters such as Fritz the Cat and Mr. Natural, and the images from his "Keep on Truckin'" strip, were among his popular creations. Following the decline of the underground, he moved towards biographical and autobiographical subjects, while refining his drawing style, a heavily crosshatched pen-and-ink style inspired by late 19th- and early 20th-century cartooning. Much of his work appeared in a magazine he founded, Weirdo, which was one of the most prominent publications of the alternative comics era. He is married to cartoonist Aline Kominsky-Crumb, with whom he has frequently collaborated.

In 1991, Crumb was inducted into the comic book industry's Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame.

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Born
Aug 30, 1943
Philadelphia
Also known as
  • R. Crumb
  • Crumb, Robert
  • Robert Dennis Crumb
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Nationality
  • United States of America
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Lived in
  • Philadelphia
  • San Francisco
  • Winters
  • Sauve

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on July 23, 2013

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