Since 1971, Aline Kominsky-Crumb has been a pioneering figure in the world of comics. Born Aline Goldsmith in Long Island, New York, in 1948, Kominsky-Crumb earned her BFA from the University of Arizona, Tucson, in 1971. Kominsky-Crumb was one of the first contributors to the all-female anthology Wimmen’s Comix in 1971, founded the seminal comics series Twisted Sisters with Diane Noomin in 1976, and, during the 1980s, served as editor for the influential alternative comics anthology Weirdo, to which she also contributed throughout its run. In 2018, an expanded edition of the artist’s 1990 publication Love That Bunch, featuring cartoons, drawings, and illustrations from throughout her career, was published by Drawn & Quarterly.
Previous solo exhibitions of her work include those held at DCKT Contemporary, New York (2014, with Sophie Crumb); Art and Culture Center/Hollywood, Florida (2014); Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art, New York (2012); and Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York (2007). Her work has been published in Artforum, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Time Out New York, and numerous other magazines.
Born in 1981 in Woodland, California, Sophie Crumb began drawing and making cartoons and illustrations at the age of two. As a young girl, Crumb was an avid reader of comics and contributed some of her childhood illustrations to her parents’ well-known series Weirdo and Dirty Laundry Comics. In 2002, Fantagraphics Books published Belly Button Comix, Crumb’s autobiographical comic detailing living in Paris in her early twenties. Sophie Crumb: Evolution of a Crazy Artist, a publication featuring over three hundred of her drawings, which tracks her development as an artist from her youth through her late twenties, was published in 2010. She has had solo exhibitions at DCKT Contemporary, New York (2014, with Kominsky-Crumb; 2010), and her work has been featured in group exhibitions at the Musée régional d’art contemporain Occitanie, Sérignan, France (2022), and BravinLee Programs, New York (2016).