Robert Crumb Christopher Lehmann-Haupt

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Christopher Lehmann-Haupt

(Contemporary Literary Criticism)

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[In a sense, the future of George Herriman's character Krazy Kat] may be taken care of by R. Crumb's "Fritz the Cat." Mr. Crumb … seems to have consumed and digested the whole history of comic-book art. His first book was last year's "Head Comix." His new one contains three stories about his cat hero…. Since the language and the action are on the raunchy side, the stories are not for children. But anyone else will find them trenchant satires on the hip-and-now generations….

Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, "Buck Rogers, Krazy Kat and Fritz the Cat," in The New York Times (© 1969 by The New York Times Company; reprinted by permission), December 19, 1969, p. 53.∗