Crumb is a critically acclaimed 1995 documentary directed by Terry Zwigoff. It examines the weird life and zany work of underground comics artist R. Crumb.
Even as a middle-ager, this creative graphic artist has never forgotten the physical and emotional abuse he suffered at the hands of his tyrannical and alcoholic father. Crumb has also never gotten over the trauma of being totally ignored by girls in high school. His underground comics are filled with masochistic and woman-hating images.
Art critic Robert Hughes has compared his creations to Breughel and Bosch. The most nightmarish sections of this documentary are interviews with Crumb's two lonely and demented brothers.
Crumb proves that strangeness and creativity sometimes go together.