Robert Crumb – Robert Crumb Comics (Various)

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Robert Crumb (b. 30/08/1943, USA)

Robert Crumb was born in Philadelphia in 1943. As a kid, he started drawing homemade comic books, together with his brother Charles, for the amusement of himself and his family. One of the characters he invented then was Fred the Cat, after the family’s pet. Fred eventually became Fritz the Cat, one of Crumb’s best-known characters.

Crumb left home in 1962, getting a job as a greeting card artist in Cleveland, Ohio. At the same time, he continued his comics, sending one to the public gallery section of Harvey Kurtzman’s Help! Magazine. Encouraged by Kurtzman, Crumb moved to New York to work for Help! Unfortunately, this magazine folded just after Crumb returned from an eight-month stay in Europe. Crumb stayed in New York for a while, making comics trading cards for Topps Gum among other things, and then returned to Cleveland. Continue reading

Robert Crumb – The religious experience of Philip k. Dick (1986)

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This feature about Philip Dick’s “Valis” experience was published in Weirdo comic #17 from summer, 1986.
It is an interesting graphic interpretation of a series of events which happened to Dick in March of 1974. He spent the remaining years of his life trying to figure out what happened in those fateful months. Continue reading

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