Breaking down Crumb’s career into more manageable pieces is necessary.
Archive for: Robert Crumb
Criticism isn’t about being right or wrong; it’s about helping people see work in new and more insightful ways. That can and should go on forever.
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.
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?
Telling Joplin that’s she’s engaging in a “Mammy” routine, as well as identifying her audience in part with an Al Jolson figure, is not something that would be calculated to endear Crumb to either.