I’ve been a fan of R. Crumb’s comics for well over forty years now, ever since I was a dissolute long-haired hippie. He was the most well-known and accomplished of the underground comics artists working in San Francisco in the late 1960s and early ’70s. His most famous works include Fritz the Cat, Mr. Natural, “Truckin’”, and Zap Comix. I’m also fond of some of his lesser-known characters, such as Whiteman, Schuman the Human, the Snoids, Eggs Ackley and the Vulture Demonesses, and especially Angelfood McSpade (the last could never find a publisher nowadays, but those were different times).
Mr. Crumb now lives in France, and has declared his support for the murdered cartoonists of Charlie Hebdo by drawing his own Motoon. It’s a little more vulgar than what we usually publish, so I’ve placed it below the jump for those who prefer to skip it:
I don’t know where the cartoon was originally published; this copy was sent to me via email. The New York Observer wrote about it, but didn’t actually show the cartoon. Reason blog published a smaller version. A large version is available here.
Hat tips: Charlie Marteau and FB.