The Complete Crumb Comics #16 - The Mid-1980s: More Years of Valiant Struggle
(July 2002)

Fantagraphics, 1987 Series
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Volume
16
Price
18.95 USD; 28.45 CAD
Pages
128
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fantagraphics Books, Inc.
Brand
Fantagraphics Books
ISBN
1-56097-460-5 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781560974604 51895
Editing
Eric Reynolds
Color
Black & White with some Color
Dimensions
8.5" x 11" (21.59 cm x 27.94 cm)
Binding
Softcover
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

A new (2nd ?) printing came out in 2015 (19.99 USD).


Jelly Roll Morton's Voodoo Curse and Other Stories (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Inks
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)

Characters
Jelly Roll Morton

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

blank page(s) / 2 pages (report information)

The Complete Crumb (Table of Contents: 3)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Robert Crumb
Inks
Robert Crumb
Letters
Robert Crumb

Synopsis
Title page

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

The Complete Crumb volume 16: The Mid-1980s- More Years of Valiant Struggle (Table of Contents: 5)

credits, title page / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Robert Crumb
Inks
Robert Crumb
Letters
Robert Crumb; typeset

Synopsis
Title and publisher page; Indicia page with production and reprint credits

Contents (Table of Contents: 6)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Robert Crumb
Inks
Robert Crumb
Letters
Typeset

Characters
Mr. Natural

Indexer Notes

Includes a small Crumb drawing.

Crumb's On the Road (Table of Contents: 7)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Pencils
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Inks
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Letters
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)

Characters
Robert Crumb
Synopsis
Promotional poster for Crumb's 1985 European tour made in support of the "Love to Ten" compilation.

Introduction (Table of Contents: 8)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Letters
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)

Indexer Notes

Introduction signed and dated April, 2002.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Jelly Roll Morton's Voodoo Curse (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jelly Roll Morton; Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Pencils
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Inks
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Letters
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)

Genre
biography
Characters
Jelly Roll Morton; Billy Young; Madame Elise; Anita Gonzalez; Laura Hunter [Eulalie Echo]
Synopsis
Jelly Roll's own words are used to illustrate this story about how a curse may have caused his decline and fall in show business and in life.
Reprints
Keywords
adult

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

The Crumb Family / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Aline Kominsky-Crumb [as Aline Crumb]; Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Pencils
Aline Kominsky-Crumb [as Aline Crumb]; Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Inks
Aline Kominsky-Crumb [as Aline Crumb]; Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Letters
Aline Kominsky-Crumb [as Aline Crumb]; Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Let's begin by introducing ourselves... I'm R. Crumb and I'm drawing myself
Genre
humor
Characters
Aline Kominsky-Crumb; Robert Crumb
Synopsis
Aline and Robert introduce themselves.

Indexer Notes

An attempt at a daily strip that was ultimately rejected by an editor for the San Francisco Examiner. This strip and the following one were false starts due to incorrect panel proportions.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

The Crumb Family / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Aline Kominsky-Crumb [as A. Crumb]; Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Pencils
Aline Kominsky-Crumb [as A. Crumb]; Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Inks
Aline Kominsky-Crumb [as A. Crumb]; Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Letters
Aline Kominsky-Crumb [as A. Crumb]; Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Before Bob gets here.. le'm me tell ya that we're both terribly sensitive artists!
Genre
humor
Characters
Aline Kominsky-Crumb; Robert Crumb; Sophie Crumb
Synopsis
Robert introduces Sophie.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

The Crumb Family / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Aline Kominsky-Crumb [as A. Crumb]; Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Pencils
Aline Kominsky-Crumb [as A. Crumb]; Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Inks
Aline Kominsky-Crumb [as A. Crumb]; Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Letters
Aline Kominsky-Crumb [as A. Crumb]; Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Okay, here's the shtick... I'm R. Crumb and I'm drawing myself in this comic strip...
Genre
humor
Characters
Aline Kominsky-Crumb; Robert Crumb
Synopsis
Robert introduces himself again.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

The Crumb Family / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Aline Kominsky-Crumb [as A. Crumb]; Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Pencils
Aline Kominsky-Crumb [as A. Crumb]; Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Inks
Aline Kominsky-Crumb [as A. Crumb]; Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Letters
Aline Kominsky-Crumb [as A. Crumb]; Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Before Bob gets here lemme tell ya that we're both terribly sensitive artists...
Genre
humor
Characters
Aline Kominsky-Crumb; Robert Crumb
Synopsis
Robert objects to Aline's frankness so early into the strip.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

The Crumb Family / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Aline Kominsky-Crumb [as A. Crumb]; Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Pencils
Aline Kominsky-Crumb [as A. Crumb]; Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Inks
Aline Kominsky-Crumb [as A. Crumb]; Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Letters
Aline Kominsky-Crumb [as A. Crumb]; Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bob you can't use this strip to make fun of my family!
Genre
humor
Characters
Aline Kominsky-Crumb; Robert Crumb
Synopsis
Aline defends her family and changes her outfit.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

The Crumb Family / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Aline Kominsky-Crumb [as A. Crumb]; Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Pencils
Aline Kominsky-Crumb [as A. Crumb]; Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Inks
Aline Kominsky-Crumb [as A. Crumb]; Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Letters
Aline Kominsky-Crumb [as A. Crumb]; Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bob, it's my birthday.... what can I get?
Genre
humor
Characters
Aline Kominsky-Crumb; Robert Crumb
Synopsis
Aline asks which restaurant can they go to for her birthdday.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

The Crumb Family / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Aline Kominsky-Crumb [as A. Crumb]; Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Pencils
Aline Kominsky-Crumb [as A. Crumb]; Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Inks
Aline Kominsky-Crumb [as A. Crumb]; Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Letters
Aline Kominsky-Crumb [as A. Crumb]; Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bob, ya know it's you the public wants and here I am asserting myself, as usual!
Genre
humor
Characters
Aline Kominsky-Crumb; Robert Crumb
Synopsis
Aline steps back to allow Robert to take over.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

The Crumb Family / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Aline Kominsky-Crumb [as A. Crumb]; Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Pencils
Aline Kominsky-Crumb [as A. Crumb]; Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Inks
Aline Kominsky-Crumb [as A. Crumb]; Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Letters
Aline Kominsky-Crumb [as A. Crumb]; Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Aline, I can't do this on my own up here!
Genre
humor
Characters
Aline Kominsky-Crumb; Robert Crumb
Synopsis
Aline encourages Robert and suggests that he tells some stories.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

The Crumb Family / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Aline Kominsky-Crumb [as A. Crumb]; Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Pencils
Aline Kominsky-Crumb [as A. Crumb]; Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Inks
Aline Kominsky-Crumb [as A. Crumb]; Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Letters
Aline Kominsky-Crumb [as A. Crumb]; Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
More of Bob's hilarious true-life tales...
Genre
humor
Characters
Aline Kominsky-Crumb; Robert Crumb
Synopsis
Aline gives a few anecdotes about Robert.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

The Crumb Family / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Aline Kominsky-Crumb [as A. Crumb]; Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Pencils
Aline Kominsky-Crumb [as A. Crumb]; Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Inks
Aline Kominsky-Crumb [as A. Crumb]; Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Letters
Aline Kominsky-Crumb [as A. Crumb]; Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Alright, "Tell em about the time your ex-wife put sleeping pills in the chicken soup"
Genre
humor
Characters
Aline Kominsky-Crumb; Robert Crumb
Synopsis
Crumb talks about his first wife from twenty years ago.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

The Crumb Family / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Aline Kominsky-Crumb [as A. Crumb]; Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Pencils
Aline Kominsky-Crumb [as A. Crumb]; Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Inks
Aline Kominsky-Crumb [as A. Crumb]; Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Letters
Aline Kominsky-Crumb [as A. Crumb]; Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Aline, I can't do this without you...I'm the straight man...
Genre
humor
Characters
Aline Kominsky-Crumb; Robert Crumb
Synopsis
Aline talks about how easy telling jokes is for her.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22)

The Crumb Family / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Aline Kominsky-Crumb [as A. Crumb]; Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Pencils
Aline Kominsky-Crumb [as A. Crumb]; Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Inks
Aline Kominsky-Crumb [as A. Crumb]; Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Letters
Aline Kominsky-Crumb [as A. Crumb]; Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh Ghod, remember the last time your mother was here?
Genre
humor
Characters
Aline Kominsky-Crumb; Robert Crumb
Synopsis
Aline recalls being worried that she was like her mother.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23)

The Crumb Family / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Aline Kominsky-Crumb [as A. Crumb]; Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Pencils
Aline Kominsky-Crumb [as A. Crumb]; Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Inks
Aline Kominsky-Crumb [as A. Crumb]; Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Letters
Aline Kominsky-Crumb [as A. Crumb]; Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Then there was that time you insisted we take your mother to the Zen Bakery
Genre
humor
Characters
Aline Kominsky-Crumb; Robert Crumb
Synopsis
Robert recalls the embarrassment he felt when they took Aline's mom out to a bakery.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24)

The Crumb Family / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Aline Kominsky-Crumb [as A. Crumb]; Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Pencils
Aline Kominsky-Crumb [as A. Crumb]; Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Inks
Aline Kominsky-Crumb [as A. Crumb]; Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Letters
Aline Kominsky-Crumb [as A. Crumb]; Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh no Bob look at the calendar!
Genre
humor
Characters
Aline Kominsky-Crumb; Robert Crumb
Synopsis
Aline reminds Robert that it's time for her P.M.S.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25)

Dirty Laundry Comics / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Aline Kominsky-Crumb [as Aline Crumb]; Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Pencils
Aline Kominsky-Crumb [as Aline Crumb]; Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Inks
Aline Kominsky-Crumb [as Aline Crumb]; Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Letters
Aline Kominsky-Crumb [as Aline Crumb]; Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Aline, in that last comic we did (see Weirdo #9) we finally get to have sex
Genre
humor; biography
Characters
Aline Kominsky-Crumb; Robert Crumb; Sophie Crumb
Synopsis
Aline admires her newly slim body and criticizes Robert's flabby stomach. Robert ponders how explicit this comic should be. The couple goes out in the yard to cut the weeds.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

The Religious Experience of Philip K. Dick (Table of Contents: 26)

Weirdo / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Philip K. Dick; Robert Crumb
Pencils
Robert Crumb
Inks
Robert Crumb
Letters
Robert Crumb

Characters
Philip K. Dick; Tess; Christopher; Thomas M. Disch [Tom Disch]; John the Baptist
Synopsis
Philip K. Dick's own words are used to illustrate this story. He struggles to make sense of a vision that made him see the world from the point of view of Apostolic Christians from ancient Rome. Eventually, a transformation occurs. What was once merely a vision then begins to take over his mind.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 27)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Pencils
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Inks
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Letters
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Are you one of the undesirables? ...Then you must read... Weirdo
Genre
humor
Keywords
adult

Indexer Notes

A rejected cover for Weirdo #18.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 28)

Mode O'Day / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Pencils
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Inks
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Letters
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
They say opportunity knocks but once and you'd better grab it while you can!!
Genre
humor
Characters
Mode O'Day; Mara; Doggy; Porpy; Alison; Scott; Jerry Wombat; Darlene
Synopsis
Mode snags a bit part in a movie. She then hosts an "intimate gathering" to celebrate this.
Reprints
Keywords
adult

Mother Hulda (Table of Contents: 29)

Weirdo / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Pencils
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Inks
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Letters
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Widow; Pretty Stepdaughter; Ugly Daughter; Mother Hulda
Synopsis
An adaptation of the German fairy tale. A pretty girl who is spurned by her stepmother winds up in a new land after falling down a well.
Reprints

[Illustrations from The Tunnel Of Love] (Table of Contents: 30)

Weirdo / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stephen Calt
Pencils
Robert Crumb
Inks
Robert Crumb
Letters
Robert Crumb

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Three illustrations from the original text story. Captions by Stephen Calt are included.

Footsy (Table of Contents: 31)

Weirdo / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Pencils
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Inks
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Letters
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)

Genre
biography
Characters
Robert Crumb; Jeanette Bates; Dolly Hensley; Wayne; Sally Burton; Mary; Terri
Synopsis
Crumb details his lifelong obsession with playing footsy.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Troubles with Cute Old Refrigerators (Table of Contents: 32)

Aline 'n' Bob / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Aline Kominsky-Crumb [as Aline Crumb]; Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Pencils
Aline Kominsky-Crumb [as Aline Crumb]; Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Inks
Aline Kominsky-Crumb [as Aline Crumb]; Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Letters
Aline Kominsky-Crumb [as Aline Crumb]; Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)

Genre
biography
Characters
Robert Crumb; Aline Kominsky-Crumb
Synopsis
The couple detail their trouble with malfunctioning vintage refrigerators.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Pa-ayper-Reggs!! (Table of Contents: 33)

American Splendor / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Pekar
Pencils
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Inks
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Letters
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)

Genre
biography
Characters
Harvey Pekar; Silver; Krasny the Butcher; Turk
Synopsis
An older man tells Harvey about Cleveland's 1920s Jewish rag peddlers.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

[Pioneers of Country Music advertisements] (Table of Contents: 34)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Robert Crumb
Inks
Robert Crumb
Letters
Robert Crumb

Characters
Frank Blevins and his Tar Heel Rattlers; Gid Tanner and his Skillet Lickers; Charlie Poole with the North Carolina Ramblers; Al Hopkins and his Buckle Busters; Burnett & Rutherford; Jimmie Rodgers; Carter Family; Uncle Dave Macon and his Fruit-Jar Drinkers

Indexer Notes

Two advertisements for Yazoo Record's "Pioneers of Country Music" card set. From 1985

Pioneers of Country Music (Table of Contents: 35)

Pioneers of Country Music / illustration / 6 pages (report information)

Pencils
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Inks
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Colors
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Letters
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)

Characters
The Girls of the Golden West (previously unpublished); Happy Hayseeds; Fiddlin' John Carson & his Virginia Reelers; Andy Palmer of Jimmie Johnson's String Band; Eck Robertson and Family; South Georgia Highballers; Carter Family; Ted Gossett of Ted Gossett's String Band; Jimmie Rodgers; Harry "Mac" McClintock; Uncle Dave Macon and his Fruit-Jar Drinkers; Shelor Family; W.T. Narmour & S.W. Smith; Jimmie & George Carter of Carter Brothers & Son; Hoyt Ming and his Pep Steppers; Charlie Poole with the North Carolina Ramblers; Fiddlin' Bob Larkin and his Music Makers; "Dock" Boggs; Wilmer Watts of Wilmer Watts and The Lonely Eagles; The Tennessee Ramblers; Ernest Stoneman and the Blue Ridge Corn Shuckers; Shepherd Brothers; Taylor-Griggs Louisiana Melody Makers; Paul Miles and his Red Fox Chasers; Roane County Ramblers; Frank Blevins and his Tar Heel Rattlers; Al Hopkins and his Buckle Busters; Red Patterson's Piedmont Log Rollers; East Texas Serenaders; Fiddlin' Powers & Family; Weems String Band; Leake County Revelers; Crockett Kentucky Mountaineers; Da Costa Woltz's Southern Broadcasters; Gid Tanner and his Skillet Lickers; Earl Johnson and his Dixie Entertainers; Fiddlin' Doc Roberts Trio; Dr. Humphrey Bate and his Possum Hunters; Burnett & Rutherford; Mumford Bean and his Itawambians; Ray Brothers

Indexer Notes

Forty illustrations from the 1985 Yazoo Records card set, plus one previously unpublished one. The cover for the set is also shown.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 36)

Weirdo / cover reprint (on interior page) / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Pencils
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Inks
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Colors
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Letters
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ha ha ha ha ha
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 37)

Weirdo / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Robert Crumb
Pencils
Robert Crumb
Inks
Robert Crumb
Colors
?
Letters
Robert Crumb

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wait! Stop! Don't look! This is not a nice magazine!
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 38)

Weirdo / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Robert Crumb
Pencils
Robert Crumb
Inks
Robert Crumb
Colors
?
Letters
Robert Crumb

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ew, what a low-life name for a magazine!! Can't we change the name??
Characters
Mode O'Day
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 39)

Weirdo / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Robert Crumb
Pencils
Robert Crumb
Inks
Robert Crumb
Colors
?
Letters
Robert Crumb

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I thought I told you to wait in the car!
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 40)

Weirdo / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Robert Crumb
Pencils
Robert Crumb
Inks
Robert Crumb
Colors
?
Letters
Robert Crumb

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In This Issue: Religion Crime Food Sex
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 41)

Weirdo / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Harvey Pekar
Pencils
Robert Crumb
Inks
Robert Crumb
Colors
?
Letters
Robert Crumb

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Not so fast sonny boy!
Reprints

[R. Crumb's Early Weirdo Period: 1981-'85 Unpublished Cover] (Table of Contents: 42)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]
Inks
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]
Colors
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]
Letters
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]

Genre
humor
Characters
Robert Crumb
Keywords
adult

Indexer Notes

From 1986.

R. Crumb's Missing Children! (Table of Contents: 43)

National Lampoon / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Pencils
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Inks
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
DeWitt Turner; Kirsten Shmutzwicz; Josh Hutchison; Anna Maria Gonzalez
Synopsis
A mock public service ad asking information about four missing children.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Originally done for Weirdo, but it was rejected by Ron Turner of Last Gasp.

[Four Comics Journal Covers] (Table of Contents: 44)

Comics Journal / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Harvey Pekar; Robert Crumb
Pencils
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed); Peter Bagge; Gil Kane [as GK] (signed)
Inks
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed); Peter Bagge; Gil Kane [as GK] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)

Characters
Robert Crumb; Harvey Pekar; Gil Kane; Gary Groth
Reprints

Wild Dog (Table of Contents: 45)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed); Victor Moscoso [as Moscoso] (signed)
Inks
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed); Victor Moscoso [as Moscoso] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed); Victor Moscoso [as Moscoso] (signed)

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Dianne Feinstein; Warren Hinckle; Marilyn Chambers
Synopsis
A 1985 poster mocking San Francisco mayor Dianne Feinstein and the city's police.

Indexer Notes

Logo and police drawn by Crumb; Dianne Feinstein drawn by Moscoso. The poster was commissioned by the Mitchell Brothers. Several of these were pasted in the bathrooms of San Francisco's city hall.

[Anti-Herbicide Petition] (Table of Contents: 46)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Pencils
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Inks
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)

Indexer Notes

From September 1986. "Ballot enclosed - Forest Service to Spray 5 1/2 Million Acres with Herbicide"

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 47)

American Splendor / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Harvey Pekar [as Pekar]
Pencils
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Inks
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I tell ya, Irv, if anybody'd a' tole me a coupla years ago when I wuz just a flunky file clerk...
Genre
humor
Characters
Harvey Pekar; Irv
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 48)

American Splendor / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Harvey Pekar [as Pekar]
Pencils
Robert Crumb [as Crumb]
Inks
Robert Crumb [as Crumb]
Colors
?
Letters
Robert Crumb [as Crumb]

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How's yer book sellin,' Harv?
Characters
Harvey Pekar; Mr. Boats
Reprints

[Book & Album Covers] (Table of Contents: 49)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 4 pages (report information)

Pencils
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Inks
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)

Characters
Robert Crumb; Dominique Cravic; Daniel Huck; Didier Roussin; Jean-Jacques Milteau; Olivier Blavet; Florence Dionneau; Guy Lefebvre; Charlie Patton
Reprints
  • from Famous People I Have Known (Farrar Straus Giroux, 1985 series) #[nn]
  • from King of the Delta Blues: The Life and Music of Charlie Patton (Rock Chapel Press, 1988 series) #[nn]

Indexer Notes

Two book covers, one calendar cover and one LP cover. "Famous People I Have Known" (from the Ed McClanahan book). The 1987 Monkey Wrench Gang Calendar; A 1987 "Cocktail d'Amour" LP cover (front cover to the Les Primitifs du Futur LP); "King of the Delta Blues: The Life and Music of Charlie Patton" (from the book by Stephen Calt and Gayle Wardlow)

[Twelve Illustrations] (Table of Contents: 50)

illustration / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed); Aline Kominsky-Crumb
Pencils
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed); Sophie Crumb; Aline Kominsky-Crumb
Inks
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed); Sophie Crumb; Aline Kominsky-Crumb
Colors
Robert Crumb; Sophie Crumb;
Letters
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed); Sophie Crumb; Aline Kominsky-Crumb

Characters
Vulture Demonesses; Margaret Thatcher; Dirtbag Bunny; Carol Engberg; Julie McNamara; Craig McNamara; Robert Crumb; Sophie Crumb; Aline Kominsky-Crumb
Reprints
  • from Libération (?, 1973 series) (January 28, 1986)

Indexer Notes

Includes the following: "Don't worry, everything's going to be fine...." - (A 1985 illustration used for postcards and prints in the French market. The image shows two Vulture Demonesses looking down at a skinny man); A caricature of Margaret Thatcher as a hen standing over several eggs (done for Libération); Two pastel drawings done with Sophie Crumb- "Dirtbag Bunny" and a pastel drawing of the sun looking down over some buildings (from 1986); An 1987 oil portrait of Carol Engberg; Three holiday card illustrations for the McNamara family- "Seasons greetings... and a Happy New Year!;" "We Wish You a Merry Christmas;" "Seasons Greetings!;" Five Crumb family holiday card illustrations- A Valentines Day card that is addressed "To Mommy" which opens up to show Robert & Sophie; Two cards done by the whole family- "Have Yourself an Expressionistic Little Christmas" (1987) and "It's Been a Hell of a Year!" (1986)

[Meet the Beats Portfolio] (Table of Contents: 51)

illustration / 3 pages (report information)

Pencils
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Inks
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)

Characters
Jack Kerouac; William S. Burroughs; Allen Ginsberg
Reprints
  • from Meet the Beats (Water Row Press, 1985 series) #[nn]

Indexer Notes

Ginsberg's name is misspelled in the table of contents of this volume of The Complete Crumb comics (first printing).

[Monkeywrench Gang 1987 calendar illustrations] (Table of Contents: 52)

illustration / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Edward Abbey
Pencils
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Inks
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Letters
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)

Characters
Smith; Hayduke

Indexer Notes

These illustrations were not used in the 1985 novel. Includes brief captions from the novel's text.

Fried Brains (Table of Contents: 53)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Inks
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)

Indexer Notes

From 1987, a commissioned illustration for an unproduced movie script.

R. Crumb Au Salon International de la Bande Dessinée d' Angoulême (Table of Contents: 54)

illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Pencils
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Inks
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Letters
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)

Characters
Robert Crumb; M. Pascal
Reprints
  • from Libération (?, 1973 series) (January 28, 1986)

Indexer Notes

An illustrated report of the Angoulême festival

Quest for Firewood (Table of Contents: 55)

High Times / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Inks
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Two illustrations for a Jay Feldman article.

Miscellaneous Spot Illustrations (Table of Contents: 56)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Inks
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)

Characters
Warren Hinckle

Indexer Notes

Two illustrations. "Hinckle Free At Last" (image shows three beefy cops dragging away Warren Hinckle and his dog. This was for a poster to promote Hinckle's column in the San Francisco Examiner, from 1985); "....If you could manage it, landing knees-first on someone's kidneys was the most brutal" (made for an unknown story from 1986)

People Magazine (June 24, 1985) (Table of Contents: 57)

People magazine / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Crumb
Pencils
Robert Crumb
Inks
Robert Crumb
Letters
Robert Crumb

Characters
Robert Crumb; Charles Crumb Sr.; Charles Crumb Jr. [Chuck]; Aline Kominsky; Sophie Crumb
Reprints
  • from People magazine (Time, Inc., 1974 series) (June 24, 1985)

Indexer Notes

Three illustrations- "1954: Little Bobby Crumb & his brother Chuck, a couple of comic-book wimps;" "R. Crumb in 1985... a regular family kinda guy....;" "1967: R. Crumb leaves Cleveland, joins the hippy migration to San Francisco..."

[Miscellaneous Spot Illustrations] (Table of Contents: 58)

illustration / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Crumb; Marilyn Chambers; Victor Moscoso [as Moscoso] (signed)
Pencils
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed); Victor Moscoso [as Moscoso] (signed)
Inks
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed); Victor Moscoso [as Moscoso] (signed)
Letters
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed); Victor Moscoso [as Moscoso] (signed)

Characters
Mary Boettcher; Françoise; Leah; The Riley Sisters; Carol; Marilyn Chambers; Dianne Feinstein; Bigfoot; Bride of Bigfoot; Vulture Demoness; Terry Zwigoff; Eggs Ackley; Mr. Natural; Abigail Rose Olson Arons; Sean P. McNamara; Julie McNamara; Craig McNamara; Robert Crumb
Reprints
  • from Whole Earth Review (?, 1985 series) #44 (January 1985)
  • from Cassette Gazette (February 1986)
  • from San Francisco Chronicle (?, 1865 series) (February, 4, 1985)
  • from San Francisco Chronicle (?, 1865 series) (February 21, 1985)
  • from San Francisco Comix #8 (June, 1986) (fanzine)

Indexer Notes

Thirty-one illustrations: Eight private sketches of friends & acquaintances- Mary Boettcher (1984); Françoise (1987); Leah (1987); The Riley Sisters (1985); An unnamed one (likely Mary Boettcher); Carol (1987); Two more of Mary- one from June 1985, the other one titled "Mary at Putah Creek" (1985); Two from the San Francisco Chronicle- "I don't take tips so how could I be soliciting??" (featuring Marilyn Chambers); "Naughty boys... I just can't seem to make them behave." (A collaboration with Moscoso featuring mayor Feinstein as Little Bo Peep); "Bride of Bigfoot" (A 1987 ad for a porno movie); "Me 'N' My Muse" (March 1986, features a Vulture Demoness- is an invitation for the La Hune gallery exhibition in Paris); A Black Sparrow Press moving card shows a bespectacled cartoon sparrow tugging by rope a huge pile of books; Two from the Whole Earth Review- one shows a bespectacled man sitting in front of a computer in a small room; "Education" (shows sixteen children working on their computers while sitting in rows of four); Two letterhead logos from 1985- "Kitchen Sink Press" and "Superior Pictures;" "Stenciling, Wallpapering, Painting- Julie Partansky" (A business card design from 1985); a business card illustration for Terry Zwigoff from 1985; A February 1986 Cassette Gazette fanzine cover; "I found you amusing for awhile punk, but now I'm tired of your pathetic little ego!" (a San Francisco Comix fanzine cover); "Mr. Natural Sez: Chiropractic... ...Naturally!" (a 1987 promo illustration for Dr. Julian G. Schiller, Chiropractor); Two birth announcements for Abigail Rose Olson Arons; "Pumping Gas by Diane Callum" (made for a poem from a Davis, CA poetry magazine, 1985); two "Goodstuff" restaurant menu illustrations; "Gala Valentines Event" (1985 party invitation for the engagement of Monica Cranston and John Wallace); Two birth announcements- "It's a boy!" (1987 for the Zolten family) and "It's another bumper crop!" (October 1987 birth for the McNamara family); "Yes, I'm bitter... maybe I need therapy... is this worth 25 bucks, you jerk??" (a full-page Crumb self-portrait made as private commission for Mark J. Cohen (March 1987)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 59)

blank page(s) / 2 pages (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 60) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 61) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. Jelly Roll Morton's Voodoo Curse and Other Stories
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. The Complete Crumb
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
  6. 5. The Complete Crumb volume 16: The Mid-1980s- More Years of Valiant Struggle
  7. 6. Contents
  8. 7. Crumb's On the Road
  9. 8. Introduction
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
  11. 10. Jelly Roll Morton's Voodoo Curse
  12. 11. ["Let's begin by introducing ourselves... I'm R. Crumb and I'm drawing myself"]
    The Crumb Family
  13. 12. ["Before Bob gets here.. le'm me tell ya that we're both terribly sensitive artists!"]
    The Crumb Family
  14. 13. ["Okay, here's the shtick... I'm R. Crumb and I'm drawing myself in this comic strip..."]
    The Crumb Family
  15. 14. ["Before Bob gets here lemme tell ya that we're both terribly sensitive artists..."]
    The Crumb Family
  16. 15. ["Bob you can't use this strip to make fun of my family!"]
    The Crumb Family
  17. 16. ["Bob, it's my birthday.... what can I get?"]
    The Crumb Family
  18. 17. ["Bob, ya know it's you the public wants and here I am asserting myself, as usual!"]
    The Crumb Family
  19. 18. ["Aline, I can't do this on my own up here!"]
    The Crumb Family
  20. 19. ["More of Bob's hilarious true-life tales..."]
    The Crumb Family
  21. 20. ["Alright, "Tell em about the time your ex-wife put sleeping pills in the chicken soup""]
    The Crumb Family
  22. 21. ["Aline, I can't do this without you...I'm the straight man..."]
    The Crumb Family
  23. 22. ["Oh Ghod, remember the last time your mother was here?"]
    The Crumb Family
  24. 23. ["Then there was that time you insisted we take your mother to the Zen Bakery"]
    The Crumb Family
  25. 24. ["Oh no Bob look at the calendar!"]
    The Crumb Family
  26. 25. ["Aline, in that last comic we did (see Weirdo #9) we finally get to have sex"]
    Dirty Laundry Comics
  27. 26. The Religious Experience of Philip K. Dick
    Weirdo
  28. 27. ["Are you one of the undesirables? ...Then you must read... Weirdo"]
  29. 28. ["They say opportunity knocks but once and you'd better grab it while you can!!"]
    Mode O'Day
  30. 29. Mother Hulda
    Weirdo
  31. 30. [Illustrations from The Tunnel Of Love]
    Weirdo
  32. 31. Footsy
    Weirdo
  33. 32. Troubles with Cute Old Refrigerators
    Aline 'n' Bob
  34. 33. Pa-ayper-Reggs!!
    American Splendor
  35. 34. [Pioneers of Country Music advertisements]
  36. 35. Pioneers of Country Music
    Pioneers of Country Music
  37. 36. ["Ha ha ha ha ha"]
    Weirdo
  38. 37. ["Wait! Stop! Don't look! This is not a nice magazine!"]
    Weirdo
  39. 38. ["Ew, what a low-life name for a magazine!! Can't we change the name??"]
    Weirdo
  40. 39. ["I thought I told you to wait in the car!"]
    Weirdo
  41. 40. ["In This Issue: Religion Crime Food Sex"]
    Weirdo
  42. 41. ["Not so fast sonny boy!"]
    Weirdo
  43. 42. [R. Crumb's Early Weirdo Period: 1981-'85 Unpublished Cover]
  44. 43. R. Crumb's Missing Children!
    National Lampoon
  45. 44. [Four Comics Journal Covers]
    Comics Journal
  46. 45. Wild Dog
  47. 46. [Anti-Herbicide Petition]
  48. 47. ["I tell ya, Irv, if anybody'd a' tole me a coupla years ago when I wuz just a flunky file clerk..."]
    American Splendor
  49. 48. ["How's yer book sellin,' Harv?"]
    American Splendor
  50. 49. [Book & Album Covers]
  51. 50. [Twelve Illustrations]
  52. 51. [Meet the Beats Portfolio]
  53. 52. [Monkeywrench Gang 1987 calendar illustrations]
  54. 53. Fried Brains
  55. 54. R. Crumb Au Salon International de la Bande Dessinée d' Angoulême
  56. 55. Quest for Firewood
    High Times
  57. 56. Miscellaneous Spot Illustrations
  58. 57. People Magazine (June 24, 1985)
    People magazine
  59. 58. [Miscellaneous Spot Illustrations]
  60. 59. [no title indexed]
  61. 60. [no title indexed]
  62. 61. [no title indexed]
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