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August 22, 2008

Present at the (Cartoon) Creation

The R. Crumb Handbook coverOne of the things people don't generally get about R. Crumb, and which in his self-deprecating way he may somewhat overlook himself, is his sense of kindness and fair play. He sees, and draws, not just the odd, amazing, tragic, surreal and funny things about human beings, but also good things, including the good we see in ourselves — even when it may not be strictly true. Called by the noted art critic Robert Hughes the "only genius the 1960s underground produced in visual art, either in America or Europe," Robert is sort of a living bridge between our authentic cultural past and our authentic cultural future. It was a thrill to talk with him. Total runtime an hour and fourteen minutes. Enjoy!

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Superb intro!! "The militantly stupid" - LMAO!

Check out the "C-Realm podcast." And listen to that guy, Denis Wier, being interviewed ("Know Your Trances," the most recent show) that studies the nature of different unconscious trances that we all drift in and out of all the time! What with the mention of your having taken the L-ster when you we're 13 (!), krikey. R. Crumb is so very wrong about them not currently studying the effects of LSD... C'mon Robert! Maybe he doesn't have a laptop given his heavy Luddite tendencies....

Felt more like a mutual interview on this one. Good get to know both of you.

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