This legendary cartoonist-artist drew Keep on truckin' and Fritz the Cat amongst others, and played a major pioneering role in the genesis of underground comics - including the illustration of Harvey Pekar's American Splendor. Through interviews with his mother, two brothers, wife and ex-girlfriends, as well as selections from his vast quantity of graphic art, we are treated to a darkly comic ride through one man's subconscious mind. As his acid-trip induced images flicker across our own retinas, Zwigoff's hilarious, disturbing film offers a unique insight into this complex and highly creative individual.
A candid look into the world of Crumb.
- Crumb review by Shatner's Bassoon
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This is an excellent and candid look into the world of comic book artist Robert Crumb which centers more on the life of both Robert Crumb and his family that his actual work as a comic artist. The highlight of the documentary for me was Crumb's brother Charles, a manic depressive still living with his mother who is also a talented artist and comes across as a dry witted, humourous man and genuinely likable man. If you enjoy documentaries then is should be one for your rental list.