Tuesday, January 29, 2008


I saw the amazing Robert Crumb show at the Frye this weekend, and I felt like my head was exploding. It's even better than I had dreamed. Countless favorites, all wonderful originals, walls and walls of Crumb -- it's almost too much. A dazzling show that runs the gamut of his entire career, from early "Arcade" comics he drew as a child with his brothers, to early greeting cards, to the Zap underground comix years, to amazing watercolors for the New Yorker, to the blues singer series of playing cards, all the way to the present comics with Crumb and wife Aline Kominsky living in France. Sound good? You betcha! Get over there as soon as you can. I'll definitely be going again, probably more than once.

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