Cartoonmuseum Basel

Aline Kominsky-Crumb & Robert Crumb

Drawn Together


Aline Kominsky-Crumb and Robert Crumb are an odd couple – in life as well as in art. She is a pioneer of the autobiographic comic, and he a celebrated underground illustrator and creator of characters such as Fritz the Cat and Mr. Natural. Together, they manage to convey this highly productive creative tension in many crazy stories. With an astonishing frankness where nothing is off-limits, they depict the story of their lives as a side-splitting drama, especially their move from the United States to France. In the leading roles you will see: the societal upheavals of the 1970s, gender differences and inequalities, and some solid neuroses. For the first time ever, a museum is curating a comprehensive show of their original works, focusing on the cooperation of these two pioneering artists. 
Curator: Anette Gehrig

  • Robert Crumb “Yeti Woman” 2000

  • Robert Crumb “Fritz the Cat” 1968

  • Aline Kominsky-Crumb “Eats Lots o’ Spam, Make it Look Cute” 2009