Category Archives: Cartoons

Robert Crumb Retrospective in New York

R. Crumb: Lines Drawn On Paper

Wow. It’s not a question of going, it’s a question of how many times I can get down to the city to see this show. R. Crumb is my god. I have all his books, a pile of Zap comix and more. Oh my, I’m gonna love this.

Robert Crumb (b. 1943) is considered the premiere underground comix artist of his generation. With only a smattering of issues and titles such as Zap, Motor City, Head Comics, and Despair, Crumb deconstructed the american comic book, revolutionizing the form forever. Over four decades later, his impact continues to be felt worldwide.

This retrospective, curated by Monte Beauchamp, editor of The Life and Times of R. Crumb (St. Martin’s Press), presents key pieces culled from the underground art collection of Eric Sack, with contributions from Paul Morris and John Lautemann.

March 23, 2011 – April 30, 2011

The Society of Illustrators
28 East 63rd Street
(between Park and Lexington Avenues)
New York, NY 10065

Tel: (212) 838-2560
Fax: (212) 838-2561

Gallery Hours:
10 am – 8 pm Tuesday
10 am– 5 pm Wednesday – Friday
12 noon– 4 pm Saturday
Closed most holidays

The Society of Illustrators invites you to attend the Opening Reception for R. Crumb: Lines Drawn on Paper Friday, March 25th, 2011, 7:00 pm.

Refreshments will be served
Cash Bar will be open until midnight
Suggested donation $15 212 838 2560

Fractured Fairy Tales – Rapunzel

The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show was my favorite cartoon shows, period. Nothing came close to the imagination of Jay Ward and it wasn’t just one cartoon, it had segments like a variety show: Rocky and Bullwinkle, Fractured Fairy Tails, Aesop & Son, Borris and Natasha, Dudley Do-Right, Peabody’s Improbable History, Mr. Know-It-All, and more.

This was incredible stuff in its time but amazingly, it stands up beautifully. Scan around YouTube for more of these gems, you won’t be disappointed.