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