Aline Kominsky-Crumb & Robert Crumb
Drawn Together

Already successful comic artists in the San Francisco underground scene, Aline Kominsky-Crumb and Robert Crumb met at a party in 1971. The attraction was immediate—Aline looked like a character Robert drew called Honeybunch Kaminski. Soon, they began drawing strips together. Their first joint comics recount their lives with acute honesty. When their best friend Terry Zwigoff saw them, he said, "This is the most embarrassing thing I've ever read!" The couple published them as Aline and Bob's Dirty Laundry Comics in 1974.

 

Drawn Together is a vivid account of their work both in collaboration and as individual artists, featuring portraits and self-portraits, magazine covers, sketches, and bawdy characters, all executed with extraordinary humor and generosity. Also featured is the ongoing Aline & Bob strip started in 1974 that follows them from Bay Area bohemia to southern France, where they nickname their home "Crumbland."

 

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Location

525 West 19th Street
New York
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Dates

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Artists

Aline Kominsky-Crumb

A version of this exhibition was shown at the Cartoonmuseum Basel in 2016, accompanied by a fully illustrated publication.

 

Left: Aline Kominsky-Crumb and R. Crumb at the opening of the exhibition. GIF by Jason Schmidt