I know it is not nice to covet...but I think I would very much like to live the lifestyle of Aline and R. Crumb, although I think one husband is more than enough for me to love, thank you very much. I love their sense of humor, I love the sound of the kind of artistic community they live in, and I would love to learn to speak French. And French food? Did I mention French food?
I think I remember that in the documentary "Crumb", Robert said that he traded one of his sketchbooks for a house in France. So this must be the place?
Can I interest any French property owners in some old sketchbooks? How about ALL my old sketchbooks? If I added about 100 cookie jars? How about my dog? I'll throw her in. She's a FRENCH bull dog, ya know.
In today's NY Times, Sunday Styles section check out this nice article on them and their lifestyle.
If you have never caught their "reports" in the New Yorker, then you have missed some of the funniest stuff I have read in years.
I first discovered R. Crumb and his comix in 1972, while visiting a friend at SUNY Buffalo with my husband to be. I was riveted by his stuff--so retro in art style, so in your face and so raw. Loved it!