Win a Double Pass to Graphic Festival

Meet the man behind the myth in his first Australian appearance.

Jimmy Dalton
Published on July 11, 2011

Somewhere on the timeline of illustration history, the humble comic spread from the sweaty palms of pre-teens and into mainstream and indie media. Film companies pumped millions into realising childhood dreams, while pretty girls with black hair revealed that they were also fluent in the secret language of frames, inks and lettering. Comic books, graphic novels, manga — these galaxies amid the universe of illustrated words had successfully wooed the zeitgeist. Now, Graphic, in its second year celebrating comic books and related cultural media, will show Sydney just how much we need those 'funnies'.

Legendary comic artist and writer Robert Crumb headlines the 2011 festival at Sydney Opera House. Responsible for deconstructing the American comic book and revolutionising the form forever, his sexual, shocking and acid inspired illustrations include famous cartoon characters like Fritz the Cat and Keep on Truckin'.

To win one of five double passes to see Robert Crumb, simply subscribe to Concrete Playground (if you haven't already) then email us [email protected] by 5pm on Friday, July 15.

Published on July 11, 2011 by Jimmy Dalton
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