16 Facts About Aline Kominsky-Crumb


Aline Kominsky-Crumb was an American underground comics artist.


Aline Kominsky-Crumb was married to cartoonist Robert Crumb, with whom she frequently collaborated.


Aline Kominsky-Crumb Goldsmith was born to a Jewish family in the Five Towns area of Long Island, New York.


Aline Kominsky-Crumb's father was a largely unsuccessful businessman and organized crime associate.


In 1968, Aline Kominsky-Crumb married Carl Kominsky, with whom she relocated to Tucson, Arizona.


Aline Kominsky-Crumb was introduced to underground cartoonists Spain Rodriguez and Kim Deitch by former Fugs drummer Ken Weaver, who was living in Tucson at the same time.


In 1972, soon after arriving in San Francisco, Aline Kominsky-Crumb was introduced to Robert Crumb by mutual friends, who had noted an uncanny resemblance between her and the coincidentally-named Crumb character Honeybunch Kaminski.


Aline Kominsky-Crumb fell in with the Wimmen's Comix collective, and contributed to the first few issues of that series.


Aline Kominsky-Crumb later claimed that a large part of her break with the Wimmen's Comix group was over feminist issues and particularly over her relationship with Robert Crumb, whom Robbins particularly disliked.


Around this time, Aline Kominsky-Crumb began calling her comics avatar "The Bunch," a reference to the similarly named Crumb character.


From 1986 to 1993, Aline Kominsky-Crumb was editor of Weirdo, a leading alternative comics anthology of the time, taking over editorship from Peter Bagge, who had previously taken over from original editor Robert Crumb.


Aline Kominsky-Crumb's editorial reign was known as "Twisted Sisters", reviving that title; Noomin was a frequent Weirdo contributor during this period, which featured Kominsky-Crumb's own comics.


From 1991, Robert and Aline Kominsky-Crumb lived as expatriates in a small French village in the Languedoc-Roussillon region.


Aline Kominsky-Crumb had long been an avowed Francophile, while Robert had become especially disgusted with American culture, and they believed it would be a better environment for their daughter.


Aline Kominsky-Crumb was featured in a number of scenes in Crumb, the 1994 documentary about the Crumb family.


Aline Kominsky-Crumb died from pancreatic cancer at her home in France on November 29,2022, at the age of 74.