Genius in our Midst: Crumb

 
R. Crumb is a comic artist and a founder of the underground comix movement of the 1960s. Among his creations are Fritz the Cat, Mr. Natural, and the Keep on Truckin’ dude(s). His album covers include the classic Cheap Thrills by Big Brother and the Holding Company. 

 
Toyota offered Crumb $100,000 to use his Keep on Truckin’ work in their ad campaign but he turned them down. His work epitomizes a worldview that rejects materialism in favor of natural and spiritual values. He is a man with a keen eye for bullshit, as evidenced by this strip from 28 years ago.

Published by mikepowernyc

Named one of New York's Best Emerging Poets 2019, my poetry chapbook The New Normal was published by Analog Submission Press. My novel The Zoo was published by Cacoethes Publishing House. Other poems and short stories have appeared in Subterranean Blue Poetry, The Journal of Microfiction, and Sick Lit Magazine, among others. Other works include a staged reading of my play Digging Up John Barrymore, performed by Dreamcatcher Entertainment, and five albums of original music recorded with my band Late Model Humans.

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