Monday, June 14, 2010

Keep On Truckin'

The famous Keep On Truckin' big footed gang first appeared in Robert Crumb's Zap Comix No.1 issued in 1968, it was a single page comic. Also known as the Do Dah Men, they were inspired by a visual riff of the Blind Boy Fuller song "Truckin' My Blues Away" and later referenced in the Grateful Dead song "Truckin" from the 1970's album American Beauty.
They went on to inspire a generation to keep on keepin' on!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Snapped this shot of Mr. Natural pontificating upon the
bar at the Goose Hollow Inn while waiting for his reuben sandwich.
The Goose Hollow Inn was established in 1967 by former Mayor of Portland, Bud Clark. Bud is also known for being the model for the poster "Expose yourself to Art"
Mr. Natural made several new converts and had them rubbing his belly, ordering him another round and calling him "Natch". I had to drag him out.....

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Drawing God: R. Crumb and the Bible as Comics
Sunday, June 13, 2 p.m.
Douglas Wolk, the author of Reading Comics, will discuss R. Crumb's artistic evolution from radical underground cartoonist to godfather of the art-comics world. He'll also explore the history of Bible adaptations in comics form.
Portland Art Museum
Portland Art Museum
R. Crumb and Master Drawing exhibitions open June 12

June 12-September 19, 2010
Comic book artist R. Crumb has spent the last five years adapting the first book of the Old Testament to a comic book format. The Bible Illuminated: R. Crumb's Book of Genesis presents the results of Crumb's work on this ambitious project. The exhibition features all 207 individual black-and-white drawings incorporating every word from all 50 chapters of Genesis. Illustrated in his signature bawdy style, Crumb's version of these familiar stories--from the Garden of Eden to Noah's Ark--puts an entirely new twist on the Bible.
Big Planet Comics is now carrying KOT Apparels fine line of R. Crumb T-Shirts, you'll find Fritz the Cat, Mr. Natural, Head Comix, Zap Comix, Stoned Agin', Keep On Truckin' Guys, and XYZ ---the last work in comics. Cosmic!