Monday, May 28, 2012

Curate Your R. Crumb T-shirt Collection

Our amazing customers ofter comment that it is difficult; given the over 150 plus R. Crumb images available on our website, to make their final selections for a t-shirt order. So in this series of blog posts we will feature what we feel are some well curated collections, all ordered while taking advantage of our "4 for Free Shipping" offer.

The Classics

Our first featured order is from S.C. of Yuba City, CA who made all his selections from the Crumb Classics Collection. We love S.C.'s bold choices:
KK-216 Hippie Hypno in Yellow Haze
KK-402 Tommy the Toilet in Prairie Dust
KK-242 Dirty Dog in Tan
KK-229 The East Village Other in Paprika

Thanks for the great order S.C., Enjoy!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Father's Day Coupon Code for T-shirts and Hoodies from Keep On Truckin Apparel

Need a unique and fun gift for your old Dad this year?  We have got you covered at Keep On Truckin' Apparel!

Choose from any of our 150 plus original and exclusive R. Crumb retro designs. Then choose your canvas, whether it be our 100% cotton t-shirt with a classic relaxed fit or our soft slightly fitted organic cotton tee, available in both short and long sleeve styles. Or choose one of our cozy hooded sweatshirts for those cool Spring evenings. Next select Dad's favorite color, from a range of options, you are part of the design if Dad has been longing for that old "Stoned Again!" tee in Tangerine that he wore to death in the 70's---we can help you bring a smile to his face!

And to sweetin' the deal just use coupon code DadDay at checkout to receive 10% off your entire order, and remember whenever you order 4 or more items from Keep On Truckin' Apparel you will receive Free Shipping.

So be your Dad's favorite this year, forget the tie, the wallet or the tighty-whitey's---trust us, he is secretly longing for a Keep On Truckin', Fritz the Cat, Zap Comix Cover , Dirty Dog or Mr. Natural "Just Passin' Thru" t-shirt from

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

"Stop Watching TV" T-shirt On Sale this Week!

Our sale t-shirt design this week, was inspired by the R. Crumb full page illustration "Stopped Watching TV?!", which graced the back cover of the second issue of Motor City Comics published by Rip Off Press in February of 1970.

In this issue Crumb further develops the character introduced in the first issue of Motor City Comics, feminist leader Lenore Goldberg. Lenore, along with her girl commandos, infiltrate a beauty pageant where she speaks about the exploitation of women before a riot breaks out that requires Lenore shed all her clothing in order to escape. Well it is Crumb---some body has got to get naked-right?!

On the back cover Crumb asks "Don't you think it's time to Stop Watching TV?!" and lets you know all the reason's why, along with a cheerful suggestion that if you still need your "media injection" you switch to reading Motor City Comics.

This Keep On Truckin' Apparel exclusive design is available in our Men's heavy weight relaxed cotton tee or our all organic slightly fitted t-shirt. Enjoy 15% off this week, the discount will be applied at checkout-no coupon code required.

All images copyright of R. Crumb

Saturday, May 5, 2012

R. Crumb to Participate in 3 Day Comics Seminar at University Of Chicago

Comics,  Philosophy and Practice

May 18-20, 2012
University of Chicago
Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts

R. Crumb is the founder of the underground comics movement and is considered the most influential of living cartoonists. He created Zap Comix in San Francisco in 1967, which featured some of his most famous strips and characters, including the oft-cited and interpreted “Keep On Truckin’” strip. His enduring characters include Mr. Natural, Flakey Foont, Angelfood McSpade, Shuman the Human, and Fritz the Cat.

Crumb founded and edited Weirdo magazine (1981-1993), a venue in which many alternative cartoonists began their careers. He is the subject of the acclaimed documentary Crumb (1994) directed by Terry Zwigoff and produced by Lynn O’Donnell and David Lynch.

Crumb has published many, many comic books (including Dirty Laundry Comics and Self-Loathing Comics, with Aline Kominsky-Crumb), books (including R. Crumb’s Kafka and The Book of Genesis), and book collections (including The Book of Mr. Natural and R. Crumb’s America). Fantagraphics has issued 17 volumes of The Complete Crumb Comics. Crumb’s illustration and comics work has been shown in art exhibits all over the world.

His next book Drawn Together (released in France as Parle-Moi d’Amour), is a collaboration with his wife, Kominsky-Crumb, and includes past work from The New Yorker, Weirdo, Self-Loathing, and Dirty Laundry, as well as a new collaborative 12-page strip. The book will be released in 2012.

Crumb will participate in two seminars, the first "Blown Covers" on Saturday, May 19th from 4:15 - 5:30 pm will also include Francoise Mouly, Chris Ware and Dan Clowes. The second "Lines on Paper" on Sunday, May 20th from 10:30 - 12:00 pm will also feature Ivan Brunetti, Lynda Barry, and Gary Panter.