Tag Archives: Robert Crumb

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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

 
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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

 
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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

 
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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

 
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THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (3/21/12 – Like a dog!)

This week a secret co-writer joins me in discussing Chantal Montellier, Robert Crumb, and the disease of the instincts. Plus, new and old books, with and without pictures. Continue reading

 
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TCJ #301: Excerpt from the Genesis Interview

Discussed: The approaches various media have taken to the same source material, Crumb’s personal religious beliefs and what it’s like to bring to light some of the less savory Bible stories. Continue reading

 
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The ABCs of Autobio Comix

In 1971 Justin Green’s Binky Brown started a revolution. Here’s what happened next. Continue reading