who are Leo’s guys?

Early in the double-header Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio interview on today’s WTF podcast, Leo’s dad George DiCaprio unexpectedly comes up. Host Marc Maron has enough awareness of underground comics to vaguely surf Leo’s explanation of his childhood schlepping posters, prints and comics around to LA’s comic shops, and accidentally hits on a direct interest for the actor. When discussing how Crumb is the only one of his generation whose original art really broke through in terms of gallery-priced sales, Maron notes that Robert Williams is bitter about that: an excited Leo enthuses that he personally collects Williams: “That guy is like a god to me.”

The comics talk comes about fifteen minutes into the episode above, if you’re especially curious.

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