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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 Name||Robert Crumb|
|Net Worth||$20 Million|
|Date Of Birth||August 30, 1943|
|Place Of Birth||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Children||Sophie Crumb, Jesse Crumb|
|Parents||Beatrice Crumb, Charles V. Crumb|
|Siblings||Charles Crumb, Beatrice Crumb, Carol DeGennaro, Sandra Colorado|
|Awards||Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame|
|Music Groups||R. Crumb & His Cheap Suit Serenaders, Les Primitifs du Futur|
|Nominations||Goodreads Choice Awards Best Graphic Novels & Comics|
|Movies||Comic Book Confidential, The Confessions of Robert Crumb|
|1||Wears black frame glasses and a boater hat|
|2||Raunchy, 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".|
|4||People 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.|
|5||You 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.|
|1||Presently living in the south of France with his wife and daughter. [February 2001]|
|2||Friend and collaborator of Harvey Pekar.|
|3||Father, with Dana Morgan, of son Jesse Crumb, and, with Aline Kominsky, of daughter of Sophie Crumb.|
|4||Brother Charles Crumb committed suicide a year after the filming of Crumb (1994).|
|5||Brother of Sandra Crumb, Carole Crumb, Charles Crumb and Maxon Crumb.|
|6||Was portrayed by James Urbaniak in American Splendor (2003).|
|7||Son of Beatrice Crumb.|
|8||Credits 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.|
|9||Turned down an offer to appear as a guest band on Saturday Night Live (1975) with his band, the Cheap Suit Serenaders.|
|10||Drew 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.|
|11||Is the most famous and successful underground cartoonist in history and was the first to become mainstream.|
|12||Animation 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.|
|13||Friend of underground "everyman" comic writer Harvey Pekar and independent filmmaker Terry Zwigoff.|
|14||His daughter, Sophie Crumb, is an accomplished cartoonist in her own right. 2004 saw the publication of her own comic book, "Belly Button Comix".|
|15||Is an accomplished banjo player.|
|16||Has a large collection of vintage 78 RPM records, mostly rare jazz from the 1920's.|
|17||Worked with American Greetings as a color seperator and greeting card illustrator.|
|18||Is often credited with creating the first "underground" comic book, "Zap Comix".|
|19||Has recorded and performed with two jazz bands: "R. Crumb and his Keep On Truckin' Orchestra" and "R. Crumb and the Cheap Suit Serenaders"|
|20||Plays the ukelele.|
|22||Created characters like Fritz the Cat and the Snoid.|
|23||Gifted cartoonist who first achieved fame with his "Keep On Truckin'" character he named "Mr. Natural."|
|Arena||1987||TV Series documentary 1 episode|
|The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat||1974||comic books - uncredited|
|Fritz the Cat||1972||characters|
|American Splendor||2003||original artwork - as R. Crumb|
|Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny||1972||t-shirt designer: Scotty - uncredited|
|Bird of Steel!||special thanks filming|
|Acid Head: The Buzzard Nuts County Slaughter||2011||special thanks|
|Trashman: The Art of Spain Rodriguez||2012||Short||Himself - interviewee|
|Sex in the Comics||2012||Documentary||Himself|
|Chelsea on the Rocks||2008||Documentary||Himself (as R. Crumb)|
|The Culture Show||2005||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|Split Screen||1997||TV Series||Himself|
|Rhythms of the World||1992||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|Comic Book Confidential||1988||Documentary||Himself|
|Arena||1987||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|Personenbeschreibung||1972||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|Robert Williams Mr. Bitchin'||2010||Documentary||Himself|