Robert Crumb

#113736 Robert Crumb

Killing yourself is a major commitment, it takes a kind of courage. Most people just lead lives of cowardly desperation. It's kinda half suicide where you just dull yourself with substances. .

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#113737 Robert Crumb

You must thank the gods for art, those of us who have been fortunate enough to stumble onto this means of venting our craziness, our meanness, our towering disgust. .

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#113738 Robert Crumb

I'm into old-time music; I'm not very interested in modern, popular music at all. And if I'm really into some particular old-time musician, some fiddler or banjo player, I'm always dying of curiosity to see what they look like. So there's some connection between visual images and music. .

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I felt so painfully isolated that I vowed I would get revenge on the world by becoming a famous cartoonist. .

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#113740 Robert Crumb

Violence begets violence, and then you get leaders who are violent men. And you don't want that. .

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#113741 Robert Crumb

When I come up against the real world, I just vacillate. .

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#113742 Robert Crumb

You can't make everybody love you. It's an exercise in futility, and it's probably not even a good idea to try. .

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#113743 Robert Crumb

I was raised Catholic and I went to church until I was 16. I went through a phase when I was 15 of being quite fanatically Catholic. I was going to church a lot, receiving communion, saying the Rosary, praying, all that stuff. But when I started scrutinizing it, it just fell apart so quickly. .

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#113744 Robert Crumb

Pictures have a lot more power than text. Text is just a bunch of little symbols. You have to actually read it and imagine it, and even that can be censored. With pictures, it's a lot more immediate. .

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#113745 Robert Crumb

When I go back to America, after a few days I am once again filled with this kind of angry alienation and disgust with this thing there that America has got - you have no idea how pervasive it is there. The public relations and propaganda put out by the corporate mono-culture there is so pervasive. .

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#113746 Robert Crumb

I moved further and further away from mass entertainment. The sexual element became increasingly sinister and bizarre. Don't blame me! The bastards drove me to it! They all backed off after that! .

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#113747 Robert Crumb

Oh, yes. I knew I was weird by the time I was four. I knew I wasn't like other boys. I knew I was more fearful. I didn't like the rough and tumble most boys were into. I knew I was a sissy. .

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#113748 Robert Crumb

Everything that is strong in me has gone into my art work. .

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#113749 Robert Crumb

I'm just a negative person, a deeply negative person. I see the worst aspects of everything. .

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#113750 Robert Crumb

The comics are where all the crazy subconscious stuff comes out. .

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#113751 Robert Crumb

I have always had an abiding interest in that type of female anatomy. .

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#113752 Robert Crumb

There's many heroic underappreciated investigative journalists. .

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#113753 Robert Crumb

Throwaway pens are no good - I never liked them. I've tried them all. .

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#113754 Robert Crumb

When people say 'What are underground comics?' I think the best way you can define them is just the absolute freedom involved... we didn't have anyone standing over us. .

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#113755 Robert Crumb

The work itself is what motivates me. I like my own stuff, you know? I like the way it looks. I do it to please myself first. .

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#113756 Robert Crumb

The fine-art world knows very little about the cartoon world. .

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#113757 Robert Crumb

With comics, you've got to develop some kind of shorthand. You can't make every drawing look like a detailed etching. The average reader actually doesn't want all that detail; it interferes with the flow of the reading process. .

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#113758 Robert Crumb

The only burning passion I'm sure I have, is the passion for sex. .

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#113759 Robert Crumb

I knew I was weird by the time I was four. I knew I wasn't like other boys. I knew I was more fearful. I didn't like the rough and tumble most boys were into. I knew I was a sissy. .

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#113760 Robert Crumb

I guess I didn't enjoy drawing very much. It was like homework. .

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Killing yourself is a major commitment, it takes a kind of courage. Most people just lead lives of cowardly desperation. Its kinda half suicide where you just dull yourself with substances. .

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