R. Crumb, Daughter Look at Life in "Crazy Artist"

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By: Christine Kearney
NEW YORK (REUTERS).- Robert Crumb and his daughter Sophie may lovingly squabble about the life they have shared, but they can agree on one thing: the underground scene that allowed the elder Crumb to become a comic book cult hero hardly exists anymore. Crumb, better known as R. Crumb, emerged in the late 1960s as founder of the alternative movement known as comix — self-published comic books with explicit adult content — and his 29-year-old daughter is now entering the market with her first title, “Sophie Crumb: Evolution of a Crazy Artist.” “Now there is a spectrum, from the most weird, crazy, psycho pornographic stuff to pop mainstream superheroes and all that crap,” R. Crumb told Reuters in a rare interview with Sophie. “There isn’t really an underground in the old sense.” His daughter, sitting opposite him in a small New York art gallery where some of her drawings are being shown, was more emphatic: “I don’t think the underground exists any more. It’