May 10, 2015

Salacious R. Crumb


I meant to post this on May the 4th a.k.a. Star Wars Day but life got in the way as it often does. I've been enjoying the Topps Star Wars Card Trader app a lot more than I did Topps Bunt and I'm looking forward to seeing Episode 7 packs as the release date gets closer.

I've been pulling quite a few Salacious B. Crumb cards and with a name like that you can't help but make a connection to world famous illustrator R. Crumb. He's best known for illustrating underground comics for decades including many of the legendary American Splendor series. Crumb is also famously the creator of the cover for the Big Brother and the Holding Company album Cheap Thrills. In the documentary Crumb he says he was paid nearly nothing for the famous cover.

Here's the original card:


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