Aline Kominsky-Crumb und Robert Crumb
The Crumbs: crazy stories about a dissimilar couple
with stories never published in Europe as yet
with texts by Michael Freund, Anette Gehrig, Sébastien Gokalp, Paul Morris and Joost Swarte
an exhibition at the Cartoonmuseum Basel: July to November 2016
Aline Kominsky-Crumb and Robert Crumb make up a dissimilar couple – in life and in art. To-gether the pioneer of the autobiographical comic and the celebrated underground cartoonist and creator of characters like Fritz the Cat and Mr. Natural express this tension on paper in crazy stories that the couple draw jointly. With a boundless delight in exposing, and free from taboos, the two cartoonists transform their own life and their move to Southern France from the United States into a very comical drama, in which the radical social upheavals of the 1970s, the differences between man and woman, and a few tangible neuroses play major roles.
The publication provides a survey of their joint work, but also contains works by each of them individually. In addition to the illustrated stories, it has illustrations and texts about the work and life of the artists.
Für Fans gerade im europäischen Raum stellt dieses Buch durch die bisher unveröffentlichten Teile des Buches ein besonderes Highlight dar. (Ecke Buck, Der Höspiegel, 10.09.2016)