MD – Good to the Last Crumb

R. Crumb, founder of the underground comix movement, will be in conversation with Idiots’Books illustrator Robbi Behr. Crumb and Behr will discuss his life’s work, the importance of the public library in a community, and field audience questions. Book sale and signing to follow.

Mr. Crumb has been nice to enough to agree to join us all the way from France for this special Chestertown Book Festival event in support of the Kent County Public Library. What a nice man. Robbi Behr of our local beloved Idiots’Books, has been nice enough to agree to engage Mr. Crumb, in public, with some questions on our behalf. What a nice lady. A spoil of illustrated riches!

Saturday, October 9th – 1:00-3:00PM

Prince Theatre
210 High Street, Chestertown, MD 21620

NYC – Evolution of a Crazy Artist

R. Crumb and Sophie Crumb sign on Monday November 01, 2010 at 7:00 PM.

Barnes & Noble – Union Square
33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003

PA – Cake & Crumb

R. Crumb celebrates his 67th birthday at the ToonSeum with a special screening of Terry Zwigoff’s critically-acclaimed documentary Crumb, an intimate look at of one of America’s most infamous and influential artists. Crumb’s frank, acerbic, and often hilarious comics and illustrations have been a vital part of the American art scene since the 1960′s. From his early work in Zap Comics to last year’s masterpiece Book of Genesis, Crumb has spent much of the past 40 years sharing his often controversial take on sex and politics, jazz and blues music, and the importance of comics as an artform. Zwigoff’s film, packed with humor and pain, is widely regarded as one of the best biographical documentaries ever produced.

Thu, August 26, 7:30pm

Admission is a suggested $5.00 donation. Guests will receive a free R. Crumb gift while supplies last. This event is recommended for mature audiences. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

ToonSeum of Pittsburgh
945 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA
412-232-0199

NYC – Crumb Talks Genesis

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R. Crumb in Conversation with Francoise Mouly on October 23, 2009 at 7:00 PM.

Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Union Square, 33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003

212-253-0810

SF – The Cresting Wave Exhibit

Dan Fogel curates an Underground Comix retrospective.

Dan Fogel curates an Underground Comix retrospective.

“The Cresting Wave: San Francisco Underground Comix Experience” 

July 10 — August 22, 2009
Artists Reception 6-8 pm, Friday July 10th

Electric Works
130 8th Street
San Francisco, CA
www.sfelectricworks.com
415 626 5496

Electric Works is pleased to present “The Cresting Wave: The San Francisco Underground Comix Experience,” a group exhibition featuring Underground Comix artists from San Francisco, from the mid-’60′s to the late ’80′s.  Artists included are Mark Bode, Vaughn Bode, Guy Colwell, R. Crumb, Jay Kinney, Paul Mavrides, Dan O’Neill, Trina Robbins, Spain Rodriguez, Gilbert Shelton, Larry Todd, Randy Vogel, and S. Clay Wilson. Culling work from private collectors and the artists themselves, guest curator, Underground Comix writer, publisher and historian, Dan Fogel, has amassed important work from each artist that spans personal drawings, well-known comix pieces, including covers and original comps, as well as other rare ephemera from the heyday of the San Francisco scene.

San Francisco was the birthplace of the Underground Comix scene in the mid 1960′s: nowhere else on the planet was there such an concentration of talent, vision, and production.  In a relatively short time, the artists who coalesced in the Bay Area changed the face of popular culture forever.  Taking on issues of politics, race, sexuality, drugs, the counterculture of the time, and intellectual property, these artists were able to push the bounds of propriety, “decency” and imagery more drastically than in any other medium of the era.

Complementing the robust gallery show, Electric Works will feature many other important pieces by the artist which will be available for viewing during the course of the exhibition in our flat files.  In addition, Electric Works will be publishing limited edition prints, mini-prints, and a collaborative “jam” print featuring many of the artists in the exhibition, proceeds of which will benefit the S. Clay Wilson Special Needs Trust, benefiting their friend, who is recovering from serious injuries.

” Five years later? Six? It seems like a lifetime . . . the kind of peak that never comes again. San Francisco in the middle sixties was a very special time and place to be a part of. Maybe it meant something. Maybe not, in the long run . . . but no explanation, no mix of words or music or memories can touch that sense of knowing that you were there and alive in that corner of time and the world. Whatever it meant. . . .   So now, less than five years later, you can go up on a steep hill in Las Vegas and look West, and with the right kind of eyes you can almost see the high-water mark — that place where the wave finally broke and rolled back.”  — Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream, 1971.