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He painted the portrait of everything our eyes always miss.

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His films assume a state of undoing.

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He created a boldly self-contained sound world.

cyril

A portrait in vivid failure.

The Seven Chakras of R. Crumb

Cult genius or filthy weirdo? Duh. He’s both.

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It’s the make-believe that we keep living in.

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His radio-building hobby led him to pioneer pulp sci-fi!

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A pioneer and mighty purveyor of the UPA style of cartooning.

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He elevated neurosis to a comedic height rivaled only by Woody Allen.

coot grant

She thrived in any musical context: jazz, blues, hokum, pop.

Bakunin

“The passion for destruction is a creative passion.”

Von Sternberg, Josef

Dedicated to pursuing the truth about sex and desire.

deitch

His comics have a flavor of animation’s madness.

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When he leaped, everything seemed possible.

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No layoff
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jarrell hammock

From his mother’s sleep he fell into the State.

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“Santa Claus Is A Black Man.”

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He mocked authority with irony and absurdity.

lloyd

Acrobatic satire of American go-getter culture.

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In each of his fields of engagement, he stands for humanity.

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“Ward Bond is a shit but he’s our favorite shit.”

The first legal drink at the Waldorf=Astoria Hotel, 1933

He made it his business to be provocatively uncongenial.

Rudolf Rocker. CP, Fonds Chambelland

An anarchist without adjectives.

GLORIA STEINEM

Consciousness-raising was her conversion experience.