Thursday, 4 October 2012

Robert Crumb


Robert Dennis Crumb (born August 30, 1943)—known as Robert Crumb and R. Crumb—is an American artist, illustrator, and musician recognized for the distinctive style of his drawings and his critical, satirical, subversive view of the American mainstream. 

Robert Crumb was born on August 30, 1943 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is of English and Scottish ancestry, and is related to former U.S. president Andrew Jackson on his mother's side.
In the mid 1960s, Crumb left home and moved to Cleveland, Ohio, where he designed greeting cards for the American Greetings corporation.

Crumb contributed to many of the seminal works of the underground comics movement in the 1960s, including being a founder of Zap Comix.

In 2009, he published his illustrated graphic novel version of the Book of Genesis. The book includes annotations explaining his reactions to Biblical stories. 




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