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According to the comic MR. NATURAL published in August 1970 by Robert Crumb - first known picture taken in 1908, he appeared to be between the ages of 35 and 40. In 1921 he moved to Chicago. Worked in a drugstore that was a front for a speak easy. 1923 promoting a wonder drug. Became known as Dr. Von Naturlich, traveling the midwest selling wonder drug until arrested in Peoria, Illinois. After jail, he became a magician named "Mr. Natural the Magnificent". Eventually stopped and blacklisted before commiting an "Unnatural Act" on a female audience participant. Became a band leader of Mr. Natural and his Lyrical Lechers. Lived the high life with rich extravagent parties until he inexplicably gave it all up in 1928. Disappeared until 1938 when he started hanging around with the Old Pooperoo in Modesto, California. The Old Pooperoo eventually got rich working for gangsters and Mr. Natural disappeared again, supposedly spending the war years of World War 2 in India, China, Tibet and Afghanistan where he became a taxi driver and learned many strange and wonderful things. Came back to the States for "some stupid reason" in 1953 and meditated in the desert. 1960 some young groupies formed the first Mr. Natural fan club and his fame grew and in 1966 he was the epitome of the love and godlike perfection.
Underground, counter culture, phenomenon created by Robert Crumb.
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Bijou Funnies (1968)
Book of Mr. Natural (1995)
Comix: A History of Comic Books in America (1971)
HC Hup (1986)
- 'Comix: A History of Comic Books in America'
Klassiker der Comic-Literatur (2005)
Madman 20th Anniversary Monster! (2011)
OGN HC Mr. Natural (1970)
- 'Madman 20th Anniversary Monster!'
Mystic Funnies (1997)
R. Crumb draws the Blues (1992)
TPB R. Crumb's Head Comix (1968)
- 'R. Crumb draws the Blues'
The Apex Treasury of Underground Comics (1974)
The Apex Treasury of Underground Comics/The Best of Bijou Funnies (1981)
The Best of Bijou Funnies (1975)
The Complete Crumb Comics (1987)
Zap Comix (1967)
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