Robert Crumb Net Worth

Robert Crumb Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Robert Crumb net worth is
$20 Million

Robert Crumb Wiki Biography

Robert Dennis Crumb was born on 30 August 1943, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA, of Scottish and English descent. Robert is a musician and cartoonist, best known for being one of the main contributors of the underground comix movement of the 1960s. He’s been active in the industry since then, and all of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Robert Crumb? As of late-2017, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $20 million, mostly earned through success in art and music. He has worked with various publications, and is a part of the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame. All of his achievements have ensured the position of his wealth.

Robert Crumb Net Worth $20 million

Growing up, Robert’s teachers would discourage him from becoming a cartoonist, but he continued developing his skills, and with his older brother Charles would self-publish three issues of their work entitled “Foo” – an imitation of the magazine “Mad”; however, their work didn’t find any popularity locally. After matriculating from high school, he moved to Cleveland Ohio, drawing novelty greeting cards for American Greetings, working there from 1962 to 1966. Eventually, he became dissatisfied with the work, and tried to sell to comic book companies, plus trying his hand at other cartoonist endeavors before returning to American Greetings.

In 1966, Crumb began producing Fritz the Cat strip as part of the magazine “Cavalier”. The character was showcased as a scam artist, bohemian, and hipster, but was abandoned for three years.

The following year, he became interested in psychedelic-inspired art, and started to do that kind of work for underground newspapers. The demand for him afterwards became increasingly strong, and soon it would lead to the creation of “Zap Comix” which would boost his net worth at a high rate. Soon he would go on to create uncensored comics, with some of his material becoming sexually explicit. He then released the second issue of “Zap” which would lead to the market of underground comix. Crumb became better known into the 1970s, producing some of his best works and characters, including such as Mr. Natural and Angelfood McSpade.

In 1980, Robert then started to work on “Weirdo” which was inspired by men’s magazines of the 1940s and 50s. The publication featured various cartoonists, and received mixed reviews, but “Weirdo” went on to run until 1993. During this time a publication entitled “Complete Crumb Comics” was released. Robert’s next major project would be “The Book of Genesis” which is an illustrated graphic novel of the biblical book of the same name. He also collaborated later in his career, working with names such as Charles Bukowski, Harvey Pekar and David Zane Mairowitz.

His net worth continued to grow.

Crumb has also worked with music, and has often depicted his love for music through his comics, heavily inspired by jazz, big band and swing music from the 1920s to 1930s. He even lead his own band called R. Crumb & His Cheap Suit Serenaders, of which he was the lead vocalist, also playing the banjo and the mandolin, and writing several of their songs. He produced album covers too, and is best known for creating the artwork for “Cheap Thrills” by Big Brother and the Holding Company. He also worked with record companies to create album covers for their bands.

For his work, Robert was given the Harvey Special Award for Humor, and the Angouleme Grand Prix.

For his personal life, it is known that Crumb married Dana Morgan in 1964 and they had a son. However, their relationship was unstable, fueled by the two using LSD, and they eventually divorced in 1978. In the same year he married cartoonist Aline Kominsky who he has frequently collaborated with. They have a daughter Sophie who has also pursued a career as a cartoonist.

Full NameRobert Crumb
Net Worth$20 Million
Date Of BirthAugust 30, 1943
Place Of BirthPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
SpouseAline Kominsky-Crumb
ChildrenSophie Crumb, Jesse Crumb
ParentsBeatrice Crumb, Charles V. Crumb
SiblingsCharles Crumb, Beatrice Crumb, Carol DeGennaro, Sandra Colorado
AwardsWill Eisner Award Hall of Fame
Music GroupsR. Crumb & His Cheap Suit Serenaders, Les Primitifs du Futur
NominationsGoodreads Choice Awards Best Graphic Novels & Comics
MoviesComic Book Confidential, The Confessions of Robert Crumb
1Wears black frame glasses and a boater hat
2Raunchy, bitter and often disturbingly strange underground comic books stories that often had a strong, sometimes violent, objectification of women.
1(On the hit movie Fritz the Cat (1972) which was based on his comics): "They put words in Fritz's mouth I never would've had him say. It was not my movie. I had nothing to do with it. They just used a couple of my stories. But a lot of people seem to think I was involved - that bothers me".
2(On Adults only Animation pioneer Ralph Bakshi): "He wanted to be the new hip Walt Disney. He was so neurotic and high-strung. He had beads of sweat all down his head".
3[Putting to rest rumors that he hung out with Grateful Dead in the 1960s]: "I never had anything to do with those guys. I hated their music. I went to some of their concerts and fell asleep".
4People now don't have any concept that there was ever a culture outside of this thing that was created to make money. Whatever is the biggest, latest thing, they're into it. You get disgusted after a while at humanity.
5You must thank the gods for art, those of us who have been fortunate enough to stumble onto this means of venting our craziness, our meanness, our towering disgust.
1Presently living in the south of France with his wife and daughter. [February 2001]
2Friend and collaborator of Harvey Pekar.
3Father, with Dana Morgan, of son Jesse Crumb, and, with Aline Kominsky, of daughter of Sophie Crumb.
4Brother Charles Crumb committed suicide a year after the filming of Crumb (1994).
5Brother of Sandra Crumb, Carole Crumb, Charles Crumb and Maxon Crumb.
6Was portrayed by James Urbaniak in American Splendor (2003).
7Son of Beatrice Crumb.
8Credits his older brother Charles Crumb for introducing him to art as a means of venting his emotional distress. Charles would actually bully Robert into drawing and creating.
9Turned down an offer to appear as a guest band on Saturday Night Live (1975) with his band, the Cheap Suit Serenaders.
10Drew the famed cover for the Big Brother & The Holding Co. "Cheap Thrills" album featuring Janis Joplin. Encouraged by the strong response, other record labels offered Crumb similar deals, but he turned them all down.
11Is the most famous and successful underground cartoonist in history and was the first to become mainstream.
12Animation legend Matt Groening (The Simpsons (1989) and "Life Is Hell") was a fan in his youth and still is, though he keeps Crumb's books hidden from his own children.
13Friend of underground "everyman" comic writer Harvey Pekar and independent filmmaker Terry Zwigoff.
14His daughter, Sophie Crumb, is an accomplished cartoonist in her own right. 2004 saw the publication of her own comic book, "Belly Button Comix".
15Is an accomplished banjo player.
16Has a large collection of vintage 78 RPM records, mostly rare jazz from the 1920's.
17Worked with American Greetings as a color seperator and greeting card illustrator.
18Is often credited with creating the first "underground" comic book, "Zap Comix".
19Has recorded and performed with two jazz bands: "R. Crumb and his Keep On Truckin' Orchestra" and "R. Crumb and the Cheap Suit Serenaders"
20Plays the ukelele.
21Self-taught artist.
22Created characters like Fritz the Cat and the Snoid.
23Gifted cartoonist who first achieved fame with his "Keep On Truckin'" character he named "Mr. Natural."


Arena1987TV Series documentary 1 episode
The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat1974comic books - uncredited
Fritz the Cat1972characters

Art Department

American Splendor2003original artwork - as R. Crumb


Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny1972t-shirt designer: Scotty - uncredited


Bird of Steel!special thanks filming
Acid Head: The Buzzard Nuts County Slaughter2011special thanks
Ghost World2001thanks


Trashman: The Art of Spain Rodriguez2012ShortHimself - interviewee
Sex in the Comics2012DocumentaryHimself
Chelsea on the Rocks2008DocumentaryHimself (as R. Crumb)
The Culture Show2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Split Screen1997TV SeriesHimself
Rhythms of the World1992TV Series documentaryHimself
Comic Book Confidential1988DocumentaryHimself
Arena1987TV Series documentaryHimself
Personenbeschreibung1972TV Series documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Robert Williams Mr. Bitchin'2010DocumentaryHimself

Known for movies

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