FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 29, 2010 Keep On Truckin' Apparel announces R. Crumb T-Shirts available in stores August
KOT Apparel's fine line of R. Crumb t-shirts has been picked up by Diamond Comic Distribution and will be available in stores in August. Three hand selected designs, Keep On Truckin' Guys, Zap Comix Cover No. 2 and Mr. Natural Struttin' from KOT's vast library of Robert Crumb images will be featured. To be followed by new introductions each month through the holiday season.
Keep On Truckin', the moniker of a generation.
Choosing this t-shirt for the retail launch was easy as it continues to be KOT's best seller on the website. Also called the Do-Dah men, this big footed gang first appeared in Zap Comix No.1 in 1967. 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.
Zap Comix Cover No. 2
The 1968 cover by Robert Crumb promises to reveal gags, jokes, and kozmix trooths. Sounds like fun! And as a first edition print of this classic comic can now be thousands of dollars, you can wear the cover for only $19.95.
Mr. Natural Struttin'
Easily R. Crumb's most famous character is Mr. Natural. That gowned and breaded guru, that madcap mystic, who can pontificate upon a variety of subjects with great authority. Billed to be "th' only knower of th' cosmic mysteries alive at this time." If he doesn't know it—he'll make it up. What launch of Crumb's work could be complete without this saucy sage?
The artist Robert Crumb is often referred to as the "father" of the underground comix movement and the "grandfather" of the alternative movement. His career was birthed with Zap Comix in 1967, the "Summer of Love" in San Francisco, and he has been bent over his sketchbooks creating ever since. Topping the Best Sellers list with his recent release of The Book of Genesis has brought him to the fore front of pop culture yet again. His images appeal across generational lines to all free thinkers.
About Keep On Truckin' Apparel
Launched by a small group of fans KOT Apparel secured licensing in 2009, and works in collaboration with Crumb's team. KOT is currently featuring over 100 designs on the website and plans to continue to build the collection over time. T-Shirts are available in conventional and organic cotton. And the customer is a part of the design process with the ability to choose from a large selection of themes and colors. So get your Art On!
Keep On Truckin' Apparel, LLC
P.O. Box 1150
Carlton, OR 97111