R. Crumb on Charlie
Excellent piece by Celia Farber at the New York Observer. She sought out Mr. Crumb, who has been living in France for the past 25 years, for his take on the Charlie attack, as well as Charlie itself. From the opening:
Celia Farber: Have journalists been calling you today to talk about the assassinations at Charlie Hebdo? Are you willing to talk about it?
Robert Crumb: Liberation wanted me to draw a cartoon, so I did this cartoon for Liberation about it. So far, you are the first American journalist that’s asked me to talk about it. I’ll talk about it, yeah.
No other journalists have called you? Really?
No, you’re the only one. You don’t have journalists over there anymore, what they have is public relations people. That’s what they have over in America now. Two-hundred and fifty thousand people in public relations. And a dwindling number of actual reporters and journalists.
Worth a read. His take is quite fascinating.
OT - He looks so much younger than I would have thought!)