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Postby Never Mayhem on Fri Jan 27, 2006 6:59 pm

"I rather enjoy Robert Crumb. His career spans several decades, so he has developed a number of different styles that he can whip out like a tool from a Swiss army knife. After a while his self-loathing thing can get a little old, but one can't deny his influence on the comic world. Plus he can draw incredibly well when he wants to."

Perhaps I'm just predisposed to dislike him, since my ex-boyfriend idolized this self-proclaimed bohemian outcast, so tired of his human counterparts. I watched that movie he was in, where he talked about drawing stuff he hated and he visited his brother who couldn't get it up anymore. He killed himself towards the end of the film, then Crumb defected to France or... somewhere. At least he was honest about his objectifying of women. I'll give him that.
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Postby Yeahduff on Sat Jan 28, 2006 1:14 pm

If you take issue with his portrayal of women, I'll give you that. But he really is a fantastic illustrator.
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Postby Col on Sat Jan 28, 2006 3:19 pm

I can't help but like the way Crumb illustrates. It's always unfortunate when the people we admire for their skill are less than pleasant in their personal lives. All you can do is try to separate the two, and focus on the skill only. If that's even possible.
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Postby Bloodied Fox on Sun Jan 29, 2006 4:00 am

I've managed it in the field of music. It's how I can still listen to Metallica
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Postby TheSuburbanLetdown on Sun Jan 29, 2006 6:03 pm

The same can be said of Dave Sim. Cerebus is supposed to be one of the greatest comics ever in terms of scope, complexity, and execution. But many avoid it because Sim is supposedly a raging misogynist.
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Postby Col on Sun Jan 29, 2006 7:20 pm

Huh, didn't know that about Dave Sim.
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Postby Bloodied Fox on Mon Jan 30, 2006 2:40 am

And a homophobe to boot. I believe he once equated gay people to puddles of vomit
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Postby TheSuburbanLetdown on Mon Jan 30, 2006 6:33 am

Many have questioned his sanity after reading some of his rants.

Still, I'd like to at least check out some of his work if it's really as good as people say it is.
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Postby Col on Mon Jan 30, 2006 7:36 am

Orson Scott Card's another one who's opinions might upset some people, but his novels are pretty entertaining. I think he's against gay marriage and whatnot as well, which is strange considering the Ender series dealt with equality between different alien species. Go figure.
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Postby TheSuburbanLetdown on Mon Jan 30, 2006 11:16 am

I've never read the Ender series, but I've heard much about it.

Bloodied Fox wrote:I've managed it in the field of music. It's how I can still listen to Metallica
That's part of the reason I can't get into Guns n Roses. Not that I've heard very much, but yeah.
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Postby JTigerclaw on Mon Jan 30, 2006 5:58 pm

Yeah, I find that in music, if you can't stop concentrating on how much of a dick the artist is, listening to the music becomes like torture and you have to stop. It completely ruins the experience.
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Postby Gildedtongue on Mon Jan 30, 2006 6:18 pm

*puts on some Queen, closes eyes, and inhales the deep nirvana*

Mmmm... Is this the real life?
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Postby TheSuburbanLetdown on Mon Jan 30, 2006 8:18 pm

...is this just fantasy?
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Postby Yeahduff on Mon Jan 30, 2006 10:09 pm

The fact that Axl Rose is a jagoff runs pretty consistent with his music, so that doesn't bother me at all. Really, an artist's character really shouldn't be involved in your opinion of the artist's work. Sometimes the asshole can go places in the human experience a decent human being won't, and that can be a great advantage. In the end, it's the work that matters.
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Postby TheSuburbanLetdown on Tue Jan 31, 2006 1:10 am

I also don't like his voice all that much.
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Postby Gildedtongue on Tue Jan 31, 2006 5:11 am

Evan's pose on the last panel is absolutely perfect. It looks pulled right out of a superhero comic book.

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Postby TheSuburbanLetdown on Tue Jan 31, 2006 8:20 am

Heh thanks.

But now that I'm looking at it fresh instead of staring at it all evening, I have some tiny issues with it. I may fix these small problems, or just get on with my life and start the next page. I've been kidna out of my game the last 2 weeks and need to start rocking again.
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Postby Col on Tue Jan 31, 2006 10:15 am

With a cliff-hanger like that, I vote you move on to the next page so we can see it all the sooner. Corrections can be done later!
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Postby Karl Falcon on Tue Jan 31, 2006 5:55 pm

I feel the strangest urge to re-mix that last panel. That pose is just so versatile!
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Postby Yeahduff on Tue Jan 31, 2006 10:26 pm

PeppermintAfterlife wrote:I also don't like his voice all that much.


Another matter all together.

Nice page. There's absolutely nothing wrong with it. Start working on the next one.
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