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Tangledog Donating Member (312 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-22-04 03:56 PM
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16. Watch me think this one out
Angelfood McSpade, whose picture Ribofunk posted here, is the worst sort of caricature. After I saw that one, probably about 1971, I never could regain the joy I felt upon first encountering "Plunge into the Depths of Despair Comics" and some of his other early classics.

Maybe he was satirizing white male perceptions of black females as halfwitted sex bombs, but if he was, it was too subtle for me, and I'm usually pretty damn good at picking up stuff like that.

The Cheap Suit Serenaders I was ambiguous about; I think it's possible to be a serious fan of early blues and jazz and still have no problem with the "plantation" or "Jim Crow" mentality. Wasn't Lee Atwater a knowledgeable blues aficionado?

I didn't vote because I really don't know enough about R. Crumb and I haven't seen any of his work of the last, I don't know, 20 years. With that disclaimer, I think I'll go back and vote for "racist twerp".

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  -Comic Artist Robert Crumb - Racist and Misogynistic or male ID? Taverner  Sep-22-04 02:59 PM   #0 
  - robert crumb  knowbody0   Sep-22-04 03:02 PM   #1 
  - Mister Natural, Mister Natural what does it all mean?  Joe_VB   Sep-22-04 03:03 PM   #2 
  - "It don't mean shit!"  DenverDem   Sep-22-04 03:20 PM   #7 
  - The correct answer is Yes  Squeech   Sep-22-04 03:04 PM   #3 
  - R. Crumb is Like the Bean King  ribofunk   Sep-22-04 03:08 PM   #4 
  - I've got a picture of myself drawn by R. Crumb. neener neener.  Ron_Green   Sep-22-04 03:17 PM   #5 
  - Oooh you lucky bastard!  redqueen   Sep-22-04 03:18 PM   #6 
  - Damn You!  ribofunk   Sep-22-04 03:28 PM   #9 
     - Anyone in his area might have ended up a subject  redqueen   Sep-22-04 03:40 PM   #13 
        - So You Recognized Him and Asked Him for the Sketch?  ribofunk   Sep-22-04 04:30 PM   #18 
        - I was playing in a band that was doing a musical about his comix..  Ron_Green   Sep-22-04 07:01 PM   #20 
           - I'll try to photograph the drawing and post it here; it may take a couple  Ron_Green   Sep-22-04 07:04 PM   #21 
           - That is an Unbelievable Memento  ribofunk   Sep-23-04 09:51 AM   #22 
        - You know I could totally see Crumb sketching you RQ  Taverner   Sep-22-04 04:33 PM   #19 
  - Definitely not racist, he's heavily into the classic blues music.  DenverDem   Sep-22-04 03:22 PM   #8 
  - Mr. Natural sez  gumby   Sep-22-04 03:29 PM   #10 
  - He's a frickin' genius.  Artemis Bunyon   Sep-22-04 03:30 PM   #11 
  - I voted male ID  rene moon   Sep-22-04 03:34 PM   #12 
  - Male ID  Trish   Sep-22-04 03:45 PM   #14 
  - Oh yes we do  redqueen   Sep-22-04 03:57 PM   #17 
  - I think if you asked him, he'd say Both  SheWhoMustBeObeyed   Sep-22-04 03:46 PM   #15 
  - Watch me think this one out  Tangledog   Sep-22-04 03:56 PM   #16 

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