Tag Archives: Robert Crumb

“Take Me To Your Leader,” a gag cartoon by Jack Davis which eventually ran in Playboy in the late 1950s.

The Woes of Working for Hef

Cartooning legends from Jack Cole to Harvey Kurtzman drew for the deep-pocketed, wannabe cartoonist Hugh Hefner, but there were some significant downsides. Continue reading


THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (2/18/15 – Logographic Devil History)

You’ve seen one man’s best of 2014, now see another’s hot take on someone else’s selections for the best of the 1980s! CLICK AT THE RISK OF YOUR OWN LIFE. Continue reading

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Zap: An Interview with Robert Crumb

Zap: The Interviews, Volume 9 of The Comics Journal Library, hits stores this month, collecting all the Zap-related Comics Journal interviews, plus several previously unpublished conversations with the Zap cartoonists. In celebration of this release, we’re publishing things that didn’t make the cut, starting first with the great Robert Crumb. Continue reading


No Longer of This Planet: Gary Arlington (1938-2014)

The “patron saint” of underground comix died last week at his home and by now has hopefully moved on to cartoon heaven. But he was always a procrastinator and might still be hanging out in funny book limbo. Continue reading


The Comics Journal #302: Albert and Robert Excerpt

Bob Levin’s story about Robert Crumb’s lawyer, Albert Morse, begins with the Amazon “Keep on Truckin” lawsuit. Continue reading


Chicago: Comics on the Make

“Comics: Philosophy & Practice” gathered seventeen luminaries of the medium to discuss what it all means. Continue reading

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One-Artist Anthology Comics

As if it weren’t enough that comics are the domain of the obsessive control freak, there is a cartooning sect that perfectly defines the creative mania responsible for some of our greatest works: the one-artist anthology. This is its history. Continue reading


Crumb in the Beginning

In 1987, the proposal to bring all of Crumb back into print in a uniform set of books was a radical publishing act which re-contextualized and re-vitalized an already momentous body of work. Continue reading