|Born||1945 (age 71–72)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
|Known for||Painting, drawing, writing|
|Notable work||Crumb Family Comics, Maxon's Poe, HardCore Mother|
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 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.
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.
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