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Crumb

Oz No 40.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Early SWP Cadre Manuel.

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There has been debate about the relationship between Charlie  and English speakers.

Apart from the snide, bordering on racist comments that Charlie was ..er ‘racist’ there is the idea that we anglophones are incapable of understanding Charlie.

Well, the alternative left tradition I come from is well in the line of Charlie.

I have read their cartoonists from my adolescence onwards.

As one can see Oz magazine, not to mention Nasty Tales, published similar material in the past.

I am a French speaker but do not claim any special privilege on this point about satire though wish simply to say: Charlie is  greatly loved.

 

Written by Andrew Coates

January 6, 2016 at 12:20 pm

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  1. That’s all very well, Andrew – but have you kept all these classic underground publications? Can you spice your blog up with further excerpts from your comix collection?

    Francis

    January 6, 2016 at 11:34 pm

  2. The illustrations above have been taken and adapted from Robert Crumb.

    Just for Francis, here’s Crumb’s “Frosty the Snowman” as he and his friends organise an attack on the Rockefeller mansion. The remainder of the story can be seen in the blog link below.

    http://johnglenntaylor.blogspot.co.uk/2009/12/frosty-terrorist.html

    John R

    January 7, 2016 at 12:07 pm

  3. The Frosty jpg didn’t show as I would’ve hoped. I don’t know if you are able to fix that, Andrew.

    John R

    January 7, 2016 at 12:17 pm

  4. OZ magazine goes digital – and the party continues .

    (I was informed of this by a well known former underground magazine contributor on Facebook).

    Earlier this month, the University of Wollongong announced that it would house the digital archive of OZ magazine, meaning the iconic counterculture magazine will be available to a new audience – some 50 years after it first hit the streets of Sydney on April Fool’s Day 1963.

    https://theconversation.com/oz-magazine-goes-digital-and-the-party-continues-29766

    Andrew Coates

    January 7, 2016 at 4:56 pm

  5. Andrew Coates

    January 7, 2016 at 6:39 pm


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