The Complete Crumb Comics #17 - Cave Wimp
(July 2005)

Fantagraphics, 1987 Series
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Volume
17
Price
18.95 USD
Pages
144
On-sale Date
2005
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fantagraphics Books, Inc.
Brand
Fantagraphics Books
ISBN
1-56097-536-9 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781560975366 51895
Editing
Eric Reynolds

Issue Notes

An indicia note states: "This volume focuses on the years 1988 through 1992. Due to space and thematic considerations, the four issues of the Crumb comic book series HUP (which would chronologically fall into this volume) will be released in 2006 as a single volume collection from Fantagraphics that will function as The Complete Crumb Comics Vol. 18."

2nd printing: October 2013 (19.99 USD)
This issue has variants:

[Cave Wimp, Mode O'Day, Aline 'n' Bob, R. Crumb Goes to the Academy Awards] (Table of Contents)

Cave Wimp / cover / 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)

Characters
Cave Wimp

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

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0 pages (report information)

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

blank page(s) / 3 pages (report information)

The Complete Crumb volume 17- The Late 1980s: Cave Wimp, Mode O'Day, Aline 'N' Bob (Table of Contents: 3)

credits, title page / 4 pages (report information)

Pencils
Robert Crumb
Inks
Robert Crumb
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Title page; title and publisher page; indicia plus production, copyright and reprint credits; table of contents

Introduction (Table of Contents: 4)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 7 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Sassy; Young Female Sasquatch; Female Child Sasquatch; Old Male Sasquatch; Old Female; Young Male Sasquatch; Middle-Aged Male Sasquatch

Indexer Notes

An approximate 1.5 page introduction dated April 2005 is accompanied by fourteen model drawings for Crumb & Terry Zwigoff's "Sassy" filmscript- "Model Drawing for Sassy, 1987 (two of them);" "Young Female Sasquatch with Blonde Hair & Light Brown Fur;" "Female Child Sasquatch with Reddish Brown Hair & Fur;" "Young Female Sasquatch - Brown Hair & Fur - Black Fur Line Down Her Back;" "Old Male Sasquatch, White Hair, Gray Fur;" "Old Female, Pale Yellow Hair, Gray Fur;" "Young Male Sasquatch: Reddish Hair, Brown Fur;" "Middle-Aged Male Sasquatch: Black Hair, Dark Brown Fur"

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Robert Crumb
Inks
Robert Crumb
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's not just the same old "Boy Meets Girl" Story...
Synopsis
A promo announcing the Mitchell Brother's joining forces with Crumb on "Whiteman meets Bigfoot."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Memories Are Made of This (Table of Contents: 7)

Robert Crumb / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Crumb (as R. Crumb)
Pencils
Robert Crumb (as R. Crumb)
Inks
Robert Crumb (as R. Crumb)
Letters
Robert Crumb (as R. Crumb)

Genre
biography
Characters
Robert Crumb; Woman
Synopsis
Crumb recalls the time he visited a woman he didn't like just to see if he could get sex from her.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Our Lovely Home (Table of Contents: 8)

Aline 'n' Bob / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre
biography
Characters
Robert Crumb; Mr. Perfect; Aline Kominsky-Crumb; Yves; John; Isaiah; Sophie Crumb; Bucky
Synopsis
The couple oversee the improvements workers are making to their house.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Draw We Must, On... Gary's Jam (Table of Contents: 9)

illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Script
S. Clay Wilson; Kim Deitch; Robert Crumb; Aline Kominsky-Crumb; Spain Rodriguez; Jay Kinney; Trina Robbins; Bill Griffith; Larry Todd; Paul Mavrides; Justin Green
Pencils
S. Clay Wilson; Kim Deitch; Robert Crumb; Aline Kominsky-Crumb; Spain Rodriguez; Jay Kinney; Trina Robbins; Bill Griffith; Larry Todd; Paul Mavrides; Justin Green; Diane Noomin; Krystine Kryttre; B. N. Duncan; Sophie Crumb
Inks
S. Clay Wilson; Kim Deitch; Robert Crumb; Aline Kominsky-Crumb; Spain Rodriguez; Jay Kinney; Trina Robbins; Bill Griffith; Larry Todd; Paul Mavrides; Justin Green; Diane Noomin; Krystine Kryttre; B. N. Duncan; Sophie Crumb
Letters
Kim Deitch; Spain Rodriguez; Aline Kominsky-Crumb; S. Clay Wilson; Robert Crumb; Trina Robbins; Jay Kinney; Paul Mavrides; Sophie Crumb

Characters
Zippy the Pinhead; Aline Kominsky-Crumb; Checkered Demon; Waldo the Cat; Robert Crumb; Kim Deitch; Krystine Kryttre; B.N. Duncan; DiDi Glitz; Vulture Demonness
Reprints

Indexer Notes

"Begun: 1972; "Finished:" Nov., 1988"

The Adventures of 'Wichita' the Rat Dancer (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 7 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
satire-parody
Characters
Wichita; Dave; Brice; Tanya; Waitress; Lisa; Sean; Todd; John
Synopsis
A send-up of "Omaha the Cat Dancer."
Reprints

I'm Grateful! I'm Grateful! (Table of Contents: 11)

Robert Crumb / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Crumb (as R. Crumb)
Pencils
Robert Crumb (as R. Crumb)
Inks
Robert Crumb (as R. Crumb)
Letters
Robert Crumb (as R. Crumb)

Genre
biography
Characters
Robert Crumb; Crumb's Friend; Aline Kominsky-Crumb; Sophie Crumb
Synopsis
Crumb elucidates the many things he's grateful for in his life.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

People... Ya Gotta Love 'Em! (Table of Contents: 12)

Robert Crumb / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Crumb (as R. Crumb)
Pencils
Robert Crumb (as R. Crumb)
Inks
Robert Crumb (as R. Crumb)
Letters
Robert Crumb (as R. Crumb)

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Robert Crumb; Aline Kominsky-Crumb (cameo); Sophie Crumb (cameo); Jeff; Wendy
Synopsis
Crumb is stuck in a literal mass of humanity and he's trying to get out.
Reprints

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

Mode O'Day / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Crumb (as R. Crumb)
Pencils
Robert Crumb (as R. Crumb)
Inks
Robert Crumb (as R. Crumb)
Letters
Robert Crumb (as R. Crumb)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Comfortable in his alienation, Doggo spends another leisurely evening wallowing in his own filth....
Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Mode O'Day; Doggo; Darlene; Roger; Melanie; Mara; Jean-Luc
Synopsis
Mode is persuaded to become a partner in a new restaurant.
Reprints

Cave Wimp (Table of Contents: 14)

Cave Wimp / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Crumb (signed as R. "Whadaya Want from Me" Crumb)
Pencils
Robert Crumb (signed as R. "Whadaya Want from Me" Crumb)
Inks
Robert Crumb (signed as R. "Whadaya Want from Me" Crumb)
Letters
Robert Crumb (signed as R. "Whadaya Want from Me" Crumb)

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Cave Wimp; Gub; Mog; Grek
Synopsis
Crumb tells the story of the first ectomorph in Neolithic times. Cave Wimp, an outcast of the clan, accidentally finds himself in the favor of the alpha males. At least for a little while.
Reprints
Keywords
adult

Rotten to the Core (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Crumb; S. Clay Wilson; Gilbert Shelton; Spain Rodriguez; Robert Williams; Victor Moscoso; Rick Griffin
Pencils
Robert Crumb; S. Clay Wilson; Gilbert Shelton; Spain Rodriguez; Robert Williams; Victor Moscoso; Rick Griffin
Inks
Robert Crumb; S. Clay Wilson; Gilbert Shelton; Spain Rodriguez; Robert Williams; Victor Moscoso; Rick Griffin
Letters
Robert Crumb; S. Clay Wilson; Gilbert Shelton; Spain Rodriguez; Robert Williams; Victor Moscoso; Rick Griffin

Characters
Checkered Demon; Coochy Cooty; Jimmy Durante (cameo)
Synopsis
Another jam strip, this time with a loose theme of various characters heading to a "Zap #12" show in New York City.
Reprints
Keywords
adult

R. Crumb, "The Old Outsider", Goes to the Academy Awards (Table of Contents: 16)

Robert Crumb / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
biography
Characters
Robert Crumb; Aline Kominsky-Crumb; Sophie Crumb; Tom Cruise (cameo); Spike Lee (cameo)
Synopsis
Crumb attends the 1991 Academy Awards.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Ode to Harvey Kurtzman (Table of Contents: 17)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
biography
Characters
Robert Crumb; Harvey Kurtzman
Synopsis
Crumb states what Harvey Kurtzman has meant for him.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

[Dori Memorial Issue] (Table of Contents: 18)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 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
Robert Crumb (as R. Crumb) (signed)
Letters
Robert Crumb (as R. Crumb) (signed)

Reprints

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is a killer funny book, dude!
Reprints

[The Magazine That Challenges Superstitious Beliefs!!] (Table of Contents: 20)

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

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

Reprints

[Losers, Losers & More Losers] (Table of Contents: 21)

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

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

Reprints

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's a dirty job but somebody has to draw it...
Reprints

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Orange Julius!
Reprints

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Fuck 'em an' cut their heads off! Hyeahn!
Reprints

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I've churned this bozo's brain to a pulpy mush! Ha ha ha ha
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 26)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This behavior has gone quite far enough!
Characters
Super Ego
Reprints

[Screw magazine #1076 & #1166] (Table of Contents: 27)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 2 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Robert Crumb; Al Goldstein
Reprints
  • from Screw (Al Goldstein, 1968 series) #1076
  • from Screw (Al Goldstein, 1968 series) #1166

[It's th' comic that can't be beat!!"] (Table of Contents: 28)

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

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

Characters
Robert Crumb; Aline Kominsky-Crumb; Kansas City Frank; Patricia Pig; The Goose
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 29)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Please God- I'm afraid! Make them stop destroying the planet (and also maybe put and end to the...
Reprints

[R. Crumb Draws the Blues cover] (Table of Contents: 30)

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

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

Reprints

[Four Illustrations] (Table of Contents: 31)

illustration / 3 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
?
Letters
Robert Crumb (as R. Crumb) (signed)

Characters
Robert Crumb; Mr. Natural; Flakey Foont; Devil Girl [Cheryl]; Ruff Tuff Creampuff; Fritz the Cat; Doggo; Patricia Pig; Snoid; Eggs Ackley; Angelfood McSpade

Indexer Notes

Four illustrations- an unused cover for The Complete Crumb Comics vol. 3 (1988); a print made for German publisher Kult Verlag from 1991. It features "Devil Girl" saying "Hey, check this out!" with Mr. Natural and Flakey off to the left.; A similar pencil drawing is shown as inset on the same page, drawn in exchange for records; Finally there's a 1992 "Le Monde Selon Crumb" exhibition invitation, that shows Crumb with many of his characters literally exploding out of his brain.

Nightmare Alley (Table of Contents: 32)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bill Griffith; Art Spiegelman; Robert Crumb; Jay Lynch; Joe Coleman; Charles Burns; Barbara Mendes (as Willy Mendes); Carol Lay; Krystine Kryttre; Simon Deitch; Kim Deitch; Tony Eastman; Steve Spencer
Inks
Bill Griffith; Art Spiegelman; Robert Crumb; Jay Lynch; Joe Coleman; Charles Burns; Barbara Mendes (as Willy Mendes); Carol Lay; Krystine Kryttre; Simon Deitch; Kim Deitch; Tony Eastman; Steve Spencer
Colors
?

Characters
Zippy the Pinhead; Waldo the Cat
Synopsis
A silkscreen jam print from 1990

[Eight Illustrations] (Table of Contents: 33)

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)
Colors
Robert Crumb (as R. Crumb) (signed)
Letters
Robert Crumb (as R. Crumb) (signed)

Characters
Robert Crumb; Sophie Crumb; Aline Kominsky-Crumb; Eggs Ackley; Vulture Demoness; Robert Johnson

Indexer Notes

The front and back of a birthday card for Sophie Crumb for her 9th birthday; A Crumb self-portrait from 1990 where he twists himself like a rubber band; the back cover to ID #3, featuring Eggs Ackley mounted to a Vulture Demoness from behind; the cover for "78 Quarterly" vol. 1 #4, featuring a drawing of the famous picture of the blues musician Robert Johnson; a serigraph from 1990 of that same image, titled "Hell Hound on My Trail"; a Marilyn Montreuil 7" LP back cover and CD cover

[Eight Illustrations] (Table of Contents: 34)

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)
Colors
Robert Crumb (as R. Crumb) (signed)
Letters
Robert Crumb (as R. Crumb) (signed)

Characters
Mr. Natural; Eggs Ackley; Vulture Demoness
Synopsis
A "L'Argot des Musiciens" book cover (1992); a concert poster for Paris Musette au Faubourg (1992); a CD cover for "Co Co Colinda" by Gerard Dole (1991); a record label for Superbatone Records (1989); the cover for a May 1990 "Caroline's Laughtrack" program guide; three cover illustrations for Screw magazine - issues #1024 (October 17, 1988); #1040 (February 6, 1989); #1059 (June 19, 1989).

A Short History of America (Table of Contents: 35)

comic story / 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)

Synopsis
One of Crumb's most famous stories shows the progress of an American landscape from idyllic grassland to modern commercial street. This has an "epilogue" page tacked on that offers three different future scenarios for that landscape.
Reprints

Vues de Sauve (Table of Contents: 36)

illustration / 9 pages (report information)

Pencils
Robert Crumb (as R. Crumb) (signed)
Inks
Robert Crumb (as R. Crumb) (signed)
Letters
Robert Crumb (as R. Crumb) (signed)

Synopsis
Eight illustrations of the village where Crumb resides. Used in a limited edition portfolio. They are titled "Rue Mazan," "Rue du Terrail - Haut," "Place du Doyen Gachon," "Le Front de Sauve," "Rue du Pont Vieux," "Rue Lorette," "Le Chemin de Bagard," "Rue de Pont Vieux"
Reprints
  • from Vues de Sauve (?, 1991 series) #[nn]

[Three Illustrations] (Table of Contents: 37)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Robert Crumb (as R. Crumb) (signed)
Inks
Robert Crumb (as R. Crumb) (signed)
Letters
Robert Crumb (as R. Crumb) (signed)

Synopsis
From 1991, a drawing of the exterior of a restaurant called "Le Micocoulier;" A logo for that same restaurant; from 1992, a drawing of a farmhouse and yard entitled "La Ferme de Coutach, Sauve"

20th Anniversary Zap Comics (Table of Contents: 38)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Spain Rodriguez (as Spain) (signed); S. Clay Wilson; Robert Crumb; Victor Moscoso
Inks
Spain Rodriguez (as Spain) (signed); S. Clay Wilson; Robert Crumb; Victor Moscoso
Letters
Spain Rodriguez (as Spain) (signed); S. Clay Wilson; Robert Crumb; Victor Moscoso

Characters
Mr. Natural; Checkered Demon
Synopsis
From 1988, a flyer for a Zap Comix 20th anniversary party

[Goodstuff Restaurant Illustrations] (Table of Contents: 39)

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)

Synopsis
Three illustrations for Goodstuff restaurant from Winters, Ca. The first one is titled "Over 40, So What! (1990);" the second one is titled "Your Mother Would Want You to Eat Like This;" (1988); The last one is titled "Goodstuff, Downhill Both Ways Guaranteed" (1989)

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

illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Robert Crumb
Inks
Robert Crumb
Letters
Robert Crumb

First Line of Dialogue or Text
L'Argot des Musiciens
Synopsis
Twenty book illustrations. The titles are "Astiquer le Manche;" "Le Bavuex," "Jouer au Casino de Beyrouth;" "Cinq Morts au Premier Rang;" "Twist de Grenouille;" "Titiller le Clito;" "Fourchette Main Droite, Gant de Boxe Main Gauche;" "La Guelle dans le Cul;" "Handicape de la Clef de Fa;" "Harmonies Municipales;" ""Les Livres en 6/8;" "Miauler;" "Poumon d'Acier;" "Avoir la Rage;" "Requin;" "Tenor Velu;" "Rat de Cave;" "Travaux" and two untitled ones
Reprints
  • from L'Argot des Musiciens (?, 1992 series ) #[nn]

[Eleven Illustrations] (Table of Contents: 41)

illustration / 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)

Characters
Aline Kominsky-Crumb; Anna Beth Olson Arons; Betsy; Jeff; Robert Crumb; Sophie Crumb; Aline Kominsky-Crumb; Zoomy; Trez
Synopsis
A flyer for Aline Kominsky-Crumb's fortieth birthday (1988); The following birth announcements: for Anna Beth Olson Arons (1988); for Molly Courtney Weinberg (1989); for Betsy & Jeff's first born; one for an unnamed family with the title "It's a Boy." Three holiday cards: two for the McNamara family from 1988 and 1990; one for the Crumb family with a self-portrait drawn by each family member (1991). An anniversary card for the Reardon family (1990); A wedding announcement for Zoomy & Trez (1988)

[Nine Illustrations] (Table of Contents: 42)

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
Mr. Natural; Emile Vacher
Synopsis
A logo for the Mitchell Brothers (1990); One for the Winters Bike Shop featuring Mr. Natural (1990); A KC6WQJ radio logo (1991); A Wayhi music company logo (1990); An ad for Dimitri Shipounoff from Paris (1991); One for Zwigoff and Crumb's "Anything for Money" screenplay (1988); A promotional one for a commemorative picnic in Winters, CA (1989); One of Emile Vacher (1989); One for a Don Donahue postcard (1989)

[Thirteen Illustrations] (Table of Contents: 43)

illustration / 3 pages (report information)

Pencils
Robert Crumb (as R. Crumb) (signed)
Inks
Robert Crumb (as R. Crumb) (signed)
Letters
Robert Crumb (as R. Crumb) (signed)

Characters
Robert Crumb; Nick; Mode O'Day; Doggy

Indexer Notes

R. Morand Cajun Band (1992); A "Pourvu que ca Mousse" drawing (1992); A "War News" logo for the Mitchell Brother's newspaper during the Gulf War (1991); An untitled birth announcement (1988); An invitation for an Arcade Gallery exhibition in Carcassonne, France (1991); An anniversary card for Nick (1992); One of the devil titled "Go and Fuck Thyself;" A flyer for a Robert Leathers visit to Winters, CA; An unpublished Hulp comics cover (1992); One for the Crumb/Zwigoff "Sassy" screenplay (1988); The cover to Bikini Battle 3D (3D Zone, 1991); The French cover for Mode O'Day (1990)

[Seventeen Illustrations] (Table of Contents: 44)

illustration / 4 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Alan Dershowitz; Woody Guthrie; H. C. Westermann; Frank Zappa; Leslie Sternbergh; Mr. Natural
Synopsis
Four New Yorker illustrations: Alan Dershowitz (unpublished, 1992); Woody Guthrie (1992); H. C. Westermann (1991); Frank Zappa (1991). Several miscellaneous illustrations: A Leslie Sternbergh portrait from 1989; An editorial cartoon from 1988 featuring Mr. Natural saying "Don't say I didn't warn you!!." Eleven portraits of women (1988-90): Nancy (May 1990); two of Alice (Aug. 1989); Elisa (Oct. 1988); Carol Engberg (Aug. 1988); Julia (1989); Michelle (Sept. 1988); three of Carol Vinson (Aug. 1988, 1989); Lauren (Sept. 1988).

Indexer Notes

The New Yorker illustrations are from the July 13, 1992, April 8, 1991 and November 11, 1991 issues of the magazine.

[The Book Reader] (Table of Contents: 45)

illustration / 0.35 page (report information)

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

Characters
Robert Crumb
Synopsis
A drawing of Crumb flying through the air while reading a book. The caption states "He yearned for a life of quiet study, high above this vail of tribulation and tears..."
Reprints
  • from Carlson & Turner Calendar (Carlson & Turner Books, ? series) (1990)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 46)

illustration / 0.65 page (report information)

Pencils
Robert Crumb
Inks
Robert Crumb
Letters
Robert Crumb

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Haight-Ashbury, Early '68... And So, a Legend was Born...
Characters
Robert Crumb; Dana Crumb
Synopsis
A drawing of Crumb and his wife at the corner of Haight & Ashbury with their baby carriage peddling Zap #1.
Reprints
  • from Fantagraphics Catalog (Fantagraphics, ? series) (1992)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
So??
Characters
Robert Crumb
Synopsis
A New Yorker magazine self-portrait

Indexer Notes

Reprinted from the June 26, 1989 issue of the New Yorker.

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Just when you think you know what it is... it's... MTV!!
Characters
Robert Crumb
Synopsis
An ad made for MTV featuring Crumb covering his ears while loud music is playing.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 49)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Enjoyed the book... if you'd annoint (sic) this copy for me and if possible do a quick drawing
Characters
Robert Crumb; Marc J. Cohen
Synopsis
A small "Face Behind the Laughs" illustration

[Six Illustrations] (Table of Contents: 50)

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

Characters
Robert Crumb; Snoid; Bo Bo Bolinski

Indexer Notes

Two miscellaneous self-portrait drawings- one with Crumb saying "Salut les filles! Je serai la!!" (1992); one with the caption "R. Crumb, Aging Pervert" (Nov. 1991). Four illustrations from the "Id" comic book Fantagraphics/Eros series- one titled "Sexist Sketch of the Week" (1985); another titled "Bo Bo Bolinski on a Saturday Afternoon" (1985); one with the title "Helping the Amazon put Her Pajamas On"; finally, one titled "Don't Try to be Witty... or Clever..." The latter three are full-page illustrations.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 51)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I wouldn't kick her out of bed.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

A drawing from Feb. 1985

[Six Illustrations] (Table of Contents: 52)

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Script
Robert Crumb; Harvey Pekar
Pencils
Robert Crumb; Gary Dumm
Inks
Robert Crumb; Gary Dumm
Letters
Robert Crumb; Gary Dumm

Characters
Carole Sobocinski; Harvey Pekar; Superman

Indexer Notes

Two miscellaneous illustrations- "It's Kinda Negative" featuring a man with his head facing backwards; one of an alien saying "Carole, you must stop with the caffeine and nicotine!;" a panel from the "What Superman Means to Me" story from Snarf #12. The panel has a Gary Dumm drawn Harvey Pekar figure with a thought balloon containing the Crumb Superman drawing; a small drawing titled "This is so Bo-o-ring," taken from The Whole Earth Review #60 (Fall 1988); a placemat illustration titled "Stoopid Idiot" (Nov. 22, 1988); Lastly, a letter with three-panel strip Crumb sent to Peter Bagge (the strip was published in Neat Stuff #15).

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Cave Wimp, Mode O'Day, Aline 'n' Bob, R. Crumb Goes to the Academy Awards]
    Cave Wimp
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. The Complete Crumb volume 17- The Late 1980s: Cave Wimp, Mode O'Day, Aline 'N' Bob
  5. 4. Introduction
  6. 5. ["It's not just the same old "Boy Meets Girl" Story..."]
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
  8. 7. Memories Are Made of This
    Robert Crumb
  9. 8. Our Lovely Home
    Aline 'n' Bob
  10. 9. Draw We Must, On... Gary's Jam
  11. 10. The Adventures of 'Wichita' the Rat Dancer
  12. 11. I'm Grateful! I'm Grateful!
    Robert Crumb
  13. 12. People... Ya Gotta Love 'Em!
    Robert Crumb
  14. 13. ["Comfortable in his alienation, Doggo spends another leisurely evening wallowing in his own filth...."]
    Mode O'Day
  15. 14. Cave Wimp
    Cave Wimp
  16. 15. Rotten to the Core
  17. 16. R. Crumb, "The Old Outsider", Goes to the Academy Awards
    Robert Crumb
  18. 17. Ode to Harvey Kurtzman
  19. 18. [Dori Memorial Issue]
  20. 19. ["This is a killer funny book, dude!"]
  21. 20. [The Magazine That Challenges Superstitious Beliefs!!]
  22. 21. [Losers, Losers & More Losers]
  23. 22. ["It's a dirty job but somebody has to draw it..."]
  24. 23. ["Orange Julius!"]
  25. 24. ["Fuck 'em an' cut their heads off! Hyeahn!"]
  26. 25. ["I've churned this bozo's brain to a pulpy mush! Ha ha ha ha"]
  27. 26. ["This behavior has gone quite far enough!"]
  28. 27. [Screw magazine #1076 & #1166]
  29. 28. [It's th' comic that can't be beat!!"]
  30. 29. ["Please God- I'm afraid! Make them stop destroying the planet (and also maybe put and end to the..."]
  31. 30. [R. Crumb Draws the Blues cover]
  32. 31. [Four Illustrations]
  33. 32. Nightmare Alley
  34. 33. [Eight Illustrations]
  35. 34. [Eight Illustrations]
  36. 35. A Short History of America
  37. 36. Vues de Sauve
  38. 37. [Three Illustrations]
  39. 38. 20th Anniversary Zap Comics
  40. 39. [Goodstuff Restaurant Illustrations]
  41. 40. ["L'Argot des Musiciens"]
  42. 41. [Eleven Illustrations]
  43. 42. [Nine Illustrations]
  44. 43. [Thirteen Illustrations]
  45. 44. [Seventeen Illustrations]
  46. 45. [The Book Reader]
  47. 46. ["Haight-Ashbury, Early '68... And So, a Legend was Born..."]
  48. 47. ["So??"]
  49. 48. ["Just when you think you know what it is... it's... MTV!!"]
  50. 49. ["Enjoyed the book... if you'd annoint (sic) this copy for me and if possible do a quick drawing"]
  51. 50. [Six Illustrations]
  52. 51. ["I wouldn't kick her out of bed."]
  53. 52. [Six Illustrations]
  54. 53. [no title indexed]
  55. 54. [no title indexed]
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