Tits, Ass & Real Estate: An Autobiographical Road Trip Through the Other America

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Fantagraphics Books, 2003 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 100 pages
A female Bukowski, in comics form, plumbs the lower depths of American culture. Populated by junkies, grifters, hustlers, strippers, pimps, and various strains of victims and criminals, this is a biting, satiric portrait of America from the lower depths. If you put Henry Miller, Charles Bukowski, and Kathy Acker in a blender and added the ratty, unadorned drawing style of Charles Rodriguez, you'd have some idea of how hot and incendiary a brew this is. A collection of autobiographical stories, Eve Gilbert allows readers full access to her unglamorous world, filled with people most of us hope never to meet. "The Real Resume" is a depressingly realistic tour of the various wage-slave jobs Gilbert has held over the years. Another highlight is "Pregnate?"which was written in a San Francisco porn store while Gilbert was waiting for an interviewin which Gilbert relates how she ended up pregnant despite a safety net of latex, with no money for even a pregnancy test, let alone an abortion. Unflinchingly candid and caustic, Gilbert has one of the most uniquely confident and iconoclastic voices to hit the world of graphic novels in several years.

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Robert Dennis Crumb (born August 30, 1943)-known as Robert Crumb and R. Crumb-is an American artist, illustrator, and musician recognized for the distinctive style of his drawings and his critical, satirical, subversive view of the American mainstream. Crumb was a founder of the underground comix movement and is regarded as its most prominent figure. Though one of the most celebrated of comic book artists, Crumb's entire career has unfolded outside the mainstream comic book publishing industry. One of his most recognized works is the "Keep on Truckin'" comic, which became a widely distributed fixture of pop culture in the 1970s. Others are the characters Devil Girl, Fritz the Cat, and Mr. Natural. He was inducted into the comic book industry's Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 1991.

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