R. Crumb

"Do it yourself" doodler project

Article: "Do it yourself" doodler project

David Jablow received a novelty “draw in the blank” doodle pad from the 1960s. It came with 38 blank pages featuring this woman and Jablow decided to draw in all of them and share the amusing results with the Internet. His style reminds me a bit of R. Crumb’s comics. See all 38 “doodles” on…

Harvey Pekar Dies At 70

Article: Harvey Pekar Dies At 70

On July 12, 2010, Harvey Pekar, creator and writer of the autobiographical comic book American Splendor, was found dead at his home in Cleveland Heights, Ohio.  While the world may never have fully appreciated the richness of his talent, to those in the know, Pekar was one of the great American storytellers. His work focused…

Illuminated manuscript: R. Crumb's Bible

Article: Illuminated manuscript: R. Crumb's Bible

Just in time to make your Christmas shopping list is R. Crumb’s “The Book of Genesis,” now on display at the Hammer Museum. Display is really the wrong word; It’s more of an interactive exhibition. Every page, all 200 of them, is framed and hung and yes, people really do start “in the beginning” and read their way along the wall to the end. Why, you might ask, wouldn’t you just buy the book and read it sitting down? What’s presented at the museum are Crumb’s original drawings, including all his corrections and whiteout marks. The pages “become incredibly alive when you see the hand of the artist in the work,” says Crumb’s gallerist, Paul Morris. In fact, while Crumb was perusing the exhibit, he noticed one last mistake and took the page out of its frame to fix it.