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Maxon Crumb

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Nationality  American
Nephews  Jesse Crumb
Books  Hardcore Mother

Role  Artist
Name  Maxon Crumb
Nieces  Sophie Crumb
Old Maxon Crumb's headshot

Born  March 28, 1945 (age 76) Albert Lea, Minnesota, United States
Known for  Painting, drawing, writing
Notable work  Crumb Family Comics, Maxon's Poe, HardCore Mother
Siblings  Robert Crumb, Charles Crumb, Carol Crumb, Sandra Crumb
Parents  Beatrice Crumb, Charles V. Crumb
Similar People  Charles Crumb, Robert Crumb, Aline Kominsky‑Crumb, Terry Zwigoff

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Maxon Crumb (born 1945) is an American artist. He is the younger brother of underground cartoonist Robert Crumb and Charles Crumb, and the uncle of Sophie Crumb. He also had two sisters, Carol DeGennaro and Sandra Colorado (1946-1998), who was the widow of writer Marty Pahls, a friend of Robert Crumb. His parents are Charles Crumb and Beatrice Crumb.


Maxon Crumb sitting on the floor while wearing beige long sleeves and brown pants

Maxon was featured in the documentary Crumb.

Maxon Crumb wearing black blazer and blue inner sando

Maxon initially started painting as a way to deal with his own personal demons. However, he has subsequently come to use it to support himself, replacing his previous need to panhandle.

Maxon Crumb sitting on the floor while wearing beige long sleeves and brown pants

Maxon's early work can be found in works such as Weirdo, Liquidator, Maxon's Poe (1997), and Crumb Family Comics (Last Gasp, 1998).

Reading the Cosmic Wheel painted by Maxon Crumb

His first published novel, HardCore Mother (2000) was a study of incest and sadism. Since the publication of HardCore Mother (2001) his work has found a wider audience.

Maxon Crumb while painting

Paintings and ink drawings can take weeks or months to complete. During this time Maxon says that he will enter into an intense creative state where the work becomes paramount, to the detriment of normal everyday concerns including eating.

Original Book Illustration from Maxon's Poe, page 16 by Maxon Crumb

Maxon's drawings are available online as well as fine art limited edition prints.

Maxon Crumb's painting

Maxon practices celibacy and has done so for many years because, as he has explained in interviews, for him, sex triggers epileptic seizures.

"Ugh, The Beans" sketched by Maxon Crumb

Maxon Crumb on Art, Existence, Meditation

Maxon Crumb wearing brown shirt and blue vest


Maxon Crumb Wikipedia