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Travel Bug Dog Tag Art-Crumb-Keep on Truckin' TB

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Tuesday, 22 December 2015
Texas, United States
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In A Well Guarded Secret

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Please drop this item in rural OR Premium Member Only caches.  Do not place it in an urban cache or abandon it at a caching event.  Transport the bug in the original plastic bag for as long as the bag lasts; the bag keeps the trackable clean and prevents tangling with other items.  Otherwise, take the travel bug anywhere you wish.  No permission is needed to leave the U.S.

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About This Item


I have already released series of art-themed travel bugs based on works I have seen in person.  I will continue the series mostly including work I simply admire.  There will also be famous works or works by famous artists that I otherwise do not particularly care for, but they are….well, famous.  My disdain extends to most Modern Art and a good amount from the Pop Art movement. 

Robert Dennis Crumb (born 1943) is an American cartoonist and musician who often signs his work R. Crumb. His work displays nostalgia for American folk culture of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and satire of contemporary American culture.

Keep on Truckin is a one-page comic by Crumb.  It was published in the first issue of Zap Comix in 1968.  A visual riff on the lyrics of the Blind Boy Fuller song "Truckin' My Blues Away," it consists of an assortment of men, drawn in Crumb's distinctive style, strutting confidently across various landscapes.  The strip's drawings became iconic images of optimism during the hippie era of the 1960s.  Crumb was offered $100,000 by Toyota to reproduce the image for a Keep On Truckin' advertising campaign, but turned it down.

Popular creations of his from this era include countercultural characters such as Fritz the Cat and Mr. Natural, and the images from his "Keep on Truckin'" strip. Following the decline of the underground in the mid-1970s, he moved towards biographical and autobiographical subjects while refining his drawing style, a heavily crosshatched pen-and-ink style inspired by late 19th- and early 20th-century cartooning.  Much of his work appeared in a magazine he founded, Weirdo (1981–1993), which was one of the most prominent publications of the alternative comics era.

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Tracking History (9337.2mi) View Map

Dropped Off 01/20/2018 Chasseur28 placed it in A Well Guarded Secret Cayman Islands - 1,769.01 miles  Visit Log

Dropped this in grand Cayman at the blow hole on the east end.

Retrieve It from a Cache 10/15/2017 Chasseur28 retrieved it from Harmony cache New Hampshire   Visit Log

I grabbed this a couple weeks ago and am going to place it in Lexington Kentucky this week while visiting my brother.

Discovered It 09/04/2017 bjakz discovered it   Visit Log

I discovered this at Harmony Park in Alton, NH.

Discovered It 08/31/2017 mousey1 discovered it   Visit Log

Discovered your track able at the Maritime Mega in Truro, NS, thanks for sharing!! It's always exciting to see where the trackables have been!

Dropped Off 08/24/2017 Team Bullis placed it in Harmony cache New Hampshire - 31.91 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 08/21/2017 Team Bullis retrieved it from Geocaching Old Home Days 8 New Hampshire   Visit Log

Left at my event. Will keep it moving.

Discovered It 08/19/2017 mjbuzz discovered it   Visit Log

Discovered at the Dunbarton NH Event today. Thanks for sharing

Discovered It 08/19/2017 krymesolvr93 discovered it   Visit Log

Discovered during Dunbarton event

Dropped Off 08/16/2017 meandmydogs placed it in Geocaching Old Home Days 8 New Hampshire - 10.6 miles  Visit Log
Discovered It 08/13/2017 herrminnz discovered it   Visit Log

at the Maritime Mega IV event in Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada ..... Danke for sharing

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