Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Hetty Sees Off Robert Crumb

The Shuttle had a rare interview lined up with American artist Robert Crumb who was due to visit as part of the Graphic festival at Sydney Opera House. Now Crumb has cancelled his visit.
The Enthusiast tells the story of the cancellation :

"It only took one article for the notoriously ornery cult cartoonist Robert Crumb to cancel his Sydney Graphic arts festival headlining appearance. And NewsCorp journalists wonder what the big deal is.
In a July 31 article titled ‘Smutty Show A Comic Outrage’, Sydney’s Sunday Telegraph wheeled out professional pearl-clutcher Hetty Johnston of The Won’t Somebody Think Of The Children Association Bravehearts to comment on counter-culture comic legend Robert Crumb.

Go to The Enthusiast here.