Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween from Keep On Truckin' Apparel!

Weirdo No. 24 Cover
Art by R. Crumb
In the spirit of the day, we share some Creepy Covers from Weirdo, the quarterly magazine sized comics anthology created by underground comics icon Robert Crumb and published by Last Gasp from 1981 to 1993. A total of 28 issues where published with Crumb doing the covers for all 28.  
Weirdo No. 8 Cover
Art by R. Crumb
 The first 9 issues of Weirdo where edited by R. Crumb, issues 10-17 and 25 where edited by Peter Bagge, issues 18-24 and 26-28 where edited by Crumbs wife and fellow cartoonist Aline Kominsky-Crumb.

Mr. Natural "Just Passing Through" T-Shirt

MN-012 Mr. Natural "Just Passin Thru"!
image copyright R. Crumb
 The infamous Mr. Natural, is one of R. Crumb's most memorable character. The old hustler of indeterminable age and unknown origins showed up on the 60's scene a remade man set to capitalize on the new age seekers of spiritual enlightenment.
Known for his practical jokes and tough love approach. He tells it like it is, does not suffer fools well, and has an eye for the ladies--most especially "Devil Girl".
Guru, Mystic Mad Cap, Prognosticator, Pontificator--call him what you will--we call him "Natch"! This Keep On Truckin' Apparel exclusive, Just Passin' Thru' t-shirt is on sale this week, enjoy 15% off, no coupon code required. Available in both short and long sleeve tees.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Freak Comic Book Cover by R. Crumb

KK-407 Super Freak T-shirt
image copyright R. Crumb
 Crumb was always spinning out ideas for new comics in his sketchbook, this unpublished cover is one of those, done in the Fall of 1969. The subject, drawn in R. Crumb's unmistakable "Fine Big Legged Girl" style, puts one in mind of the 1981 hit by Rick James "Super Freak".

"She's a very special girl, from her head down to her toenails. She's a super freak, super freak, she's super freaky". Yeah!

This Keep on Truckin' Apparel exclusive t-shirt design is on sale this week. Enjoy 15% off, no coupon code required, your discount will be applied at Checkout. So get your FREAK ON!

Monday, October 15, 2012

R. Crumb's Black and White Comics

Black and White Comics, 1973
R. Crumb Cover
 This Black and White Comics Cover drawn by Robert Crumb in 1973 and published by Apex Novelties, is packed with imagery, and unlike the comics title--is full of color.

Mr. Snoid peeks out of one of his favorite haunts--the sewer, as a clown pulls the old seltzer gag. All the while citizens in various stages of freak out, joy, or oblivion react over what appears to be an alien invasion. Mean while the space crafts inhabitants are putting the mind meld on unsuspecting big legged females.

As a couple of Peace loving hippies agree "There's something happening here...what it is ain't exactingly clear..."

Inside the comics you'll find the following comic strips:

Squirrely The Squirrel
*  Namby Pamby and Her Friends
*  Patricia Pig in Patricia Goes Shopping
*  Bill the Pill
*  Big Fine Legs featuring Mr. Snoid
*  R. Crumb versus The Sisterhood
*  Will Shade & Ishman Bracey in "Those Goddamn Blues"

R. Crumb's Squirrely the Squirrel

KK-418 Squirrely the Squirrel
R. Crumb
 Robert Crumb describes Squirrely the Squirrel as one of the Nuttiest Li'l Guys that ever walked across a piece of paper!

He is  a Crumb version of the Road Runner from Wiley Coyote fame. In a strip from 1973's Black and White Comics, Squirrely drives his adversary Farnsworth Fox so crazy the poor guy decides to become a vegetarian. And when Farnsworth plants a beautiful organic garden, Squirrely destroys it, then blinds the poor old fox. Leaving him both homeless and hungry.

When Farnsworth just can't take it anymore and attacks the Squirrely Squirrel, the fox is arrested and jailed while the squirrel relaxes in the lap of a cute girl and asks "Ain't I a Devil?? Heh Heh!"

So if you are on occasion a "bit of a devil" this is your t-shirt. If folks occasionally underestimate you cause you are just so darn cute--this is your t-shirt. If you enjoy a good practical joke, and think you are the funniest guy on the planet--this is your t-shirt!

Good news for you, this Keep On Truckin' Apparel exclusive design is on sale all this week. Enjoy 15% off at checkout, no coupon code is required. Shown here in Black, this 100%  Cotton t-shirt is also available in White, Chestnut, Chocolate, Navy, Military Green and Sky Blue.

So what are you waiting for "Ya Big NUT"!