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Crumb, Robert (R. Crumb)

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Born: 1943 AD
Currently alive, at 71 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Artists, Cartoonists

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1943 – He was born on the 30th day of August this year in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He grew up in an unhappy family.
 
1960 – In the early part of this year, he moved to Cleveland, Ohio to live with a writer friend, Marty Pahls. There he designed greeting cards for the American Greetings corporation.
 
1967 – He moved to San Francisco, California, the center of the counterculture movement.
 
1968 – He self-published the first issue of his Zap Comics.
 
1970 - One of his most recognized works is the Keep on Truckin' drawing, which became a widely distributed fixture of pop culture in this year.
 
1990 – Mid of this year Crumb traded six of his sketchbooks for a house in the small village in the South of France, where he moved with his wife, Aline Kominsky-Crumb (also a well-known "underground" cartoonist).
 
1994 - The Crumb documentary became a surprise hit.
 
1999 – He was the second American comics author to receive the Grand Prix de la ville d'Angoulême.
 
2004 – He is an avid collector of 78 rpm phonograph records; he has over 5000 records as of this year.
 
2006 - He brought legal action against Amazon. COM after the website used a version of his widely recognizable "Keep on Truckin'" character.

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