Trivia / Robert Crumb

  • Creator Backlash: With "Keep On Truckin'", and later Fritz the Cat.
    • Though one of his most famous works is the album cover to Cheap Thrills by Janis Joplin's band Big Brother & the Holding Company, Crumb dislikes that band's music, and rock music in general.
    • He wasn't particularly thrilled with the Crumb documentary either, despite its enormous acclaim.
  • Follow the Leader: Though not the first adult comic strip artist, nor even the first underground comics cartoonist, Crumb did become the most famous one in his field, inspiring countless graphic artists and cartoonists to draw whatever they damn well pleased. An entire industry of sex comics, politically subversive counterculture comics and autobiographical graphic novels can be directly attributed to them.
  • Reclusive Artist: Moved with his second wife and daughter to a remote village in France in the early 90s, rarely, if ever, returning to the United States or making public appearances.
  • Real Life Writes the Plot: Outside of his parodies, LSD-inspired comics and Funny Animal work, Crumb is best known for autobiographical material drawn people and events in his real life. Crumb also drew some of the artwork for Harvey Pekar's American Splendor, which is in the same vein, although not quite as grotesque as Crumb's often-disturbing depictions of his sexual history and fetishes.
  • Write Who You Know: Many of the characters in Crumb's comics, particularly his autobiographical work, are drawn from his actual friends and family.