The film focuses on his life philosophies, his youth and ascent to fame (about which he is extremely humble), and of course, his comics. The film bears a certain resemblance to Crumb, with plenty of shots of his work (juxtaposed with his real life, of course), but it lacks the depth of Zwigoff's work -- namely because you can't really make a critical documentary about yourself.
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Crumb was the creator of such works as the drawing "Keep on Truckin'," which became an icon adorning every truck mud flap in the 1960s, the cover art for Big Brother and the Holding Company's album "Cheap Thrills," and the character Fritz the Cat, which had the dubious distinction of starring in the first X-rated feature animated film.
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If you answered yes to all three questions, you'll love Comic Book Confidential -- presuming you haven't seen it at some point in the last 14 years. Now available on DVD, the documentary lightly traces the history of the comic book medium since its inception, complete with stories about censorship, underground comics, parody, women's issues, and the various genre changes the medium went through.
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'Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)' arrives in April.
The two awards have made for a great 72nd birthday present for the country music icon.