Robert Crumb

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Rupert bare: how the Oz obscenity trial inspired a generation of protest art
When a lewd cartoon of Rupert Bear landed the editors of the 60s counterculture paper in court, David Hockney, John Lennon, Robert Crumb and more made some of their most urgent art in response

Walker Mimms

04, Aug, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Robert Crumb: 'I am no longer a slave to a raging libido'
The controversial artist talks about his latest exhibition, how his feelings on Trump have changed and why he has stopped drawing women

Nadja Sayej

07, Mar, 2019 @3:35 PM

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'Draw and you'll go to jail': the fight to save comics from the censor
From worried parents to policemen with built-in ‘Satan detectors’, underground comics have never lacked enemies. And for 30 years Neil Gaiman and his friends have fought back in the name of free speech

David Barnett

25, Sep, 2016 @2:00 PM

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Robert Crumb: ‘I was born weird'
He’s obsessed with ‘spectacular rear ends’ and describes his fans as scum. Yet comic artist Robert Crumb is somehow in danger of becoming respectable

Claire Armitstead

24, Apr, 2016 @3:00 PM

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The top 10 comics in art

From Matt Groening's pre-Simpson's strip to Michelangelo's ceiling and Hogarth's social commentary, artists have been reinventing the cartoon for centuries, writes Jonathan Jones

Jonathan Jones

10, Jul, 2014 @3:25 PM

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Top 10 biopics

Cinema has always liked telling a good life story, and all kinds of biography – from the humblest to the starriest – have been given a filmic going-over. The Guardian and Observer's critics pick the 10 best in a very crowded field

12, Dec, 2013 @7:40 AM

Top 10 documentaries

Cinema, as Jean-Luc Godard wrote, is truth 24 times a second. Documentaries both prove and disprove the point; but the truth is their strongest weapon. Here, Guardian and Observer critics pick the 10 best

12, Nov, 2013 @8:18 AM

Guardian Books podcast: graphic novels, with Robert and Aline Crumb

The artists Robert and Aline Crumb talk about Drawn Together, a book of 40 years-worth of strips they've been producing about themselves; plus, this year's Observer/Cape/Comica graphic short story winner

Presented by Claire Armitstead and produced by Tim Maby

16, Nov, 2012 @2:07 PM

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Western canon to be rewritten as three-volume graphic novel
Robert Crumb and Will Eisner among 130 illustrators contributing to 1,344-page condensation of every great book

Alison Flood

08, Feb, 2012 @3:44 PM

Robert Crumb's record covers – in pictures

Robert Crumb has drawn hundreds of record covers for both new artists and forgotten masters. They have now been collated in a book

20, Nov, 2011 @9:00 PM

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The vibrant joy of Robert Crumb's album covers
The cult cartoonist's artwork for various artists has a vividness and oomph that is almost like music in itself

Laura Barton

20, Nov, 2011 @6:35 PM

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The artists' artist: graphic novelists

Six leading illustrators choose their favourite living graphic novelist

Interviews by Emine Saner

13, Jul, 2011 @8:59 PM

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