WEIRD SEX – OBSESSION – COMIC BOOKS
instead of a tagline it looks like an equation, no? weird sex + obsession = comic books
and it could easily be, if your subject is R. Crumb
its been about 15 years, and Crumb remains remarkable for its candid approach to documentary biography..
R. Crumb, his wives (current and ex-), children, mother, brothers (his two sisters refuse to participate), friends, girlfriends, all agreed to sit with writer/producer/director Terry Zwigoff.
what results if a portrait of the artist as a deeply fucked up man from a deeply dysfunctional family – yet the most touching moments focus on R.'s older brother, Charles, profoundly psychotic and unable to leave his mother's house. as the brothers talk, we see some of the drawings and comix they made while growing up; and we see that Charles was by far the most talented. 'tis heartbreaking to watch.
no one would admit eating or stealing it. it remains a mystery.