From hippies in the 60’s to 90s film-makers and 21st-century art galleries, each generation has discovered the controversial and seminal underground American comic artist Robert Crumb.
Now it’s time for Australia to meet the man behind the myth in his first Australian appearance when he discusses his life and work with co-founder of Fantagraphics Books, Gary Groth.
Crumb is one of the most celebrated comic book artists in the world and has been hailed as a genius and a revolutionary. Though he never studied art nor had any formal teaching, he began drawing at an early age and became the founder of the Underground Comix movement and is now a highly collectable artist.
One of his most recognised works is the Keep on Truckin’ comic, which became a widely distributed fixture of pop culture in the 1970s. Others popular characters are Fritz the Cat, pop icon Mr. Natural and Devil Girl.
On screen, Crumb was depicted sympathetically in the 2003 hit film, American Splendor and featured in the 1994 documentary Crumb that marked a major turning point in the critical evaluation of his work and included six years of intimate footage.
Crumb now lives in the south of France with his wife and a very large collection of 78 records.
Venue: Concert Hall
Dates: Sun 21 Aug