R. Crumb and Race

Crumbface

Crumb’s love/hate relationship with blackface and the blues.

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Robert Crumb: Survivor

My disgust deepened after my first exposure to his comics—they seemed so tightly drawn, so cluttered and cramped that I felt anxious, trapped in neurosis.

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Cheap Thrills

If satire doesn’t cause its targets even the least discomfort — if they in fact want to put it on the cover of their product — does it make sense to call it satire?

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Monthly Stumblings # 10: Alan Dunn

Alan Dunn and drawing black people without descending into racist caricature.

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