May 11, 2005
Regarded a genius by Steve Martin (“We are all Robert Crumb caricatures”) and Alex Garland, Crumb is described as “the Brueghel of the 20th Century” by art critic Robert Hughes. Not a neutral observer of public events, he makes his feelings for what’s being depicted quite plain, and those feelings are essentially lust. ‘Fritz the Cat’ and ‘Mr Natural’ are throbbing with horniness, his cartoons aching to do something naughty to the meaty thighs of the fat-bottomed girls with erect nipples he adores. Susan Tomaselli reviews The R Crumb Handbook.