Beginning tonight comic prints by R. Crumb will be on display at the Page Bond Gallery at 1625 W. Main Street. (You may have read other stories of R. Crumb in RVA this week.) An opening reception honoring the artist will be held from 6-8 PM on Friday, October 30. The display itself will run through January 30, 2010. The exhibit is running in conjunction with a display at the University of Richmond.
“Crumb is an artist and illustrator known for his satirical view of the American mainstream. Early in his career, he designed greeting cards for the American Greetings Corporation and contributed artwork to various publications including underground newspapers such as Philadelphia’s Yarrowstalks. After moving to San Francisco in 1967, Crumb produced the first issue of Zap Comix in 1968, which is credited as beginning the underground comics movement.”