Robert Crumb (born: 1943)

Worked for:

Zap Comix, Underground Comix, The East Village Other, Weirdo

Known For:

Psychadelic, Erotica and Funk Americana images and the developer of the characters Fritz the Cat, and Mr. Natural and the iconic imagery of Keep on Truckin’

Robert Dennis Crumb is an American cartoonist and musician who often signs his work R. Crumb. His work combines the flavors of American folk culture with funk, eroticism and social commentary.

Crumb is a prolific artist and contributed to many of the seminal works of the underground comix movement in the 1960s, He was the founder of Zap Comix, and contributed to all 16 issues. He also contributed to the East Village Other as well as numerous one-off and anthology comics. He created a number of counter-cultural icons including Fritz the Cat, Mr. Natural and the earthy characters in the Keep on Truckin’ comic strip. He then turned to autobiographical themes which often included sexual and/or scatological imagery. In 2009 he published an illustrated Book of Genesis which has been praised for it’s humanistic and sensitive depictions.

Crumb is married to cartoonist Aline Kominsky-Crumb, with whom he often collaborates.