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"Kitchee-koo, you bastards!"

70 years ago today in Philadelphia, PA, a weirdo was born. He grew up in a spectacularly dysfunctional family, angry, alienated and beset by bizarre sexual compulsions, mostly involving girls with giant butts. But following those early years of bitter struggle, he became a celebrated cartoonist, musician and misanthrope whose controversial, hilarious (and just as often despairing) art transformed funnybooks and American society. His name is R. Crumb. [more inside]
posted by Ursula Hitler on Aug 30, 2013 - 45 comments

"He was extremely difficult to try and trade records with."

Yazoo Records was founded by J. Nicholas Perls not as a way to distribute Robert Crumb's music related artwork, but as an extension of a serious record collecting habit shared by himself and a handful of other 78-rpm country-blues afficianados. Following in the footsteps of trailblazer Harry Smith and his famous anthology, over the years Perls and a few employees (notably Stephen Calt who wrote many if not most of the brilliant Yazoo liner notes) released dozens of collections of rare sides—from the raunchy blues of Bo Carter to the Hawaiian guitar of Roy Smeck. [more inside]
posted by Lorin on Jan 18, 2013 - 21 comments

As you can see, we are both compulsive collectors.

The private collection of Jim & Gayle Halperin includes original EC comic book art, work by R. Crumb (such as the original Big Yum Yum book), Maxfield Parrish prints and a lot of other great stuff.
posted by xowie on Nov 24, 2012 - 5 comments

Life in a Cheap Suit

The Confessions of Robert Crumb. [previously]
posted by timsteil on Sep 23, 2012 - 13 comments

Both Kinds

R. Crumb's Pioneers of Country Music [more inside]
posted by OmieWise on Oct 7, 2011 - 19 comments

R. Crumb's Heroes of the Blues

In the 1980s, R. Crumb produced a set of trading cards called The Heroes of the Blues. [more inside]
posted by OmieWise on Sep 30, 2011 - 36 comments

They Paved Paradise and Put Up a Parking Lot

Remember R. Crumbs, A Short History of America? Now you can DIY with What Was There?.
posted by Xurando on May 5, 2011 - 10 comments

Rated X

"...I heard animators critique the animation in my films as being 'too ruff'. Well, we didn't like it all either - but we LOVED what we were making..." [more inside]
posted by overeducated_alligator on Oct 29, 2010 - 21 comments

'For my artwork, I have to use antique, archaic tools.'

R Crumb talks to the Paris Review about his adaptation of The Book of Genesis, cartoons, LSD, Winnie the Pooh, Terry Gilliam, and some other things.
posted by shakespeherian on Oct 18, 2010 - 30 comments

On to the show...

Leroy Shield was a composer from the Hal Roach era of comedies who composed soundtracks for Laurel and Hardy and the Little Rascals, he has one cover, er, orchestra, the Beau Hunks and no less of a fan than Robert Crumb. Check the main website for more sounds and movies.
via WFMU, bonus YouTubery inside [more inside]
posted by 1f2frfbf on Mar 20, 2008 - 12 comments

Keep on Truckin'

Go Truckin' with Ina Ray Hutton & her Melodears. The dance craze's name was used as double entendre in the song "Trucking My Blues Away" by Blind Boy Fuller. That song's refrain of "Keep On Trucking" has echoed in comics and music. [more inside]
posted by Bookhouse on Oct 28, 2007 - 6 comments

Long-Hand Interviews With Comic Creators

"About five years ago I had the idea of doing hand-written interviews with cartoonists I loved. I took a shot and wrote the top guy I could think of - Robert Crumb! And he wrote back!" Also featuring Joe Matt, Jeffrey Brown, James Kochalka, and Adrian Tomine. [Via Drawn!]
posted by Alvy Ampersand on Sep 7, 2007 - 10 comments

All in the family.

All in the family. An R. Crumb original will cost you an arm and a leg, but S. Crumb will do you one better, for a whole lot less.
posted by subpixel on Sep 15, 2004 - 18 comments

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