in praise of R. Crumb…

Today is cartoonist R. Crumb’s 70th birthday.  To consider this man an influence on my work would be a total understatement.

I won’t get into a long-winded analysis of his work… which spans the better part of five decades.  But, I will say that his the subjectivity of his work  can be crude, racist, sexist and a few other -isms and -ists.  He has his viewpoint, he has a means to get it across.  He is also extremely honest with all the pimples, boils and bruises on himself.  It’s that willingness to bear it all without the slightest hesitation that first drew me to his work.

And his line.  What I wouldn’t give to have his line.  Wow.

As a beginning cartoonist, I had no idea who Crumb was…not until someone suggested I see the Terry Zwigoff documentary Crumb . If you haven’t seen it, you need to.  After seeing that movie I had to go buy it (to date myself, I first bought it on VHS) and everything I could find printed about him.  This was in late 1994/early ’95.  Nearly two decades later and I’m still buying everything I can find on him.

In the coming weeks, I’ll post a bit more about Crumb.  I’ve been analyzing his work since my senior year of undergrad… so yeah, I have a few things to say.

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The Bob the Squirrel Alphabet Letter “C”

Forgot to post this here yesterday… (sorry)
Bob the Squirrel Alphabet Letter C

We’re going to do something kinda new. For the next few weeks, the next 26 days, the staff at SQUIRRELOSOPHY will present:

THE ALPHABET ACCORDING TO BOB THE SQUIRREL.

It not only promises to be informative and educational, but mildly funny and, if we’re lucky, rub against the edge of brilliance. At the end of the series (SPOILER ALERT: the letter “Z” ends it) The entire alphabet will be compiled on one print for your art purchasing pleasure. It would, could and should make a great present for that special someone with a college dorm room or something funny for that blank cubicle wall in our lives . (except for me of course…)

So, enjoy the alphabet.

If you’re interested in purchasing this or any other original piece of art, head over to SQUIRRELOSOPHY and click on the “Buy This Original Art” just below the panel. As stated previously, the entire alphabet will be available as a print, but I will sell individual originals.

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Alphabet according to Bob Letter “B”

Bob the Squirrel's Alphabet Letter B

We’re going to do something kinda new. For the next few weeks, the next 26 days, the staff at SQUIRRELOSOPHY will present:

THE ALPHABET ACCORDING TO BOB THE SQUIRREL.

It not only promises to be informative and educational, but mildly funny and, if we’re lucky, rub against the edge of brilliance. At the end of the series (SPOILER ALERT: the letter “Z” ends it) The entire alphabet will be compiled on one print for your art purchasing pleasure. It would, could and should make a great present for that special someone with a college dorm room or something funny for that blank cubicle wall in our lives . (except for me of course…)

So, enjoy the alphabet.

If you’re interested in purchasing this or any other original piece of art, head over to SQUIRRELOSOPHY and click on the “Buy This Original Art” just below the panel. As stated previously, the entire alphabet will be available as a print, but I will sell individual originals.

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The Alphabet According to Bob…

Bob the Squirrel's Alphabet Letter A

We’re going to do something kinda new. For the next few weeks, the next 26 days, the staff at SQUIRRELOSOPHY will present:

THE ALPHABET ACCORDING TO BOB THE SQUIRREL.

It not only promises to be informative and educational, but mildly funny and, if we’re lucky, rub against the edge of brilliance. At the end of the series (SPOILER ALERT: the letter “Z” ends it) The entire alphabet will be compiled on one print for your art purchasing pleasure. It would, could and should make a great present for that special someone with a college dorm room or something funny for that blank cubicle wall in our lives . (except for me of course…)

So, enjoy the alphabet.

If you’re interested in purchasing this or any other original piece of art, head over to SQUIRRELOSOPHY and click on the “Buy This Original Art” just below the panel.  As stated previously, the entire alphabet will be available as a print, but I will sell individual originals.

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