Crumb, Robert. (b. 1943)

"I'm sending this email through my brother in law Alex... as I myself don't use a computer" - Handwritten Emails

Pair of handwritten email drafts from the icon of underground comics, addressed to Joey Skaggs, a fan who had apparently written to ask if Crumb might create some graphics for his website.  July 3 and 4, 2009.  1 pp each, on A4 scrap paper.  The emails make reference to a film Skaggs was working on at the time, a series of pranks he had pulled, and Crumb's disdain for the media:  "I applaud you sir.  For instance, in pointing out how easy it is to put over a new medical scam."  The letters also reference Crumb's embarrassingly stupid positions on HIV and AIDs.  "The H.I.V. 'Hypothesis' is a giant fraud," he writes, referring to his belief that not HIV, but rather medications such as AZT, are the cause of AIDs.  8.5 x 11 inches (21.6 x 27.9 cm.).  Together with autographed pamphlet titled The AIDs Trap, from the Board of Rethinking AIDs, for which Crumb drew the cover.  3.5 x 8.5 inches (8.9 x 21.6 cm.).  Very fine. (18650)

Art & Design
Autograph Letter
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