Monday, July 12, 2010
Harvey Pekar, R.I.P.
Harvey Pekar passed away today. While I can't say I was the biggest fan of his work, I did enjoy a lot of it and always found it fascinating. I think the first encountered him before I actually read any of his comics when he was occasionally appearing on Letterman in the 1980s, as some goofy comic book guy who would get mad at Letterman. Later I actually read some of his comics. I think the ones I enjoyed the most were the ones dealing with his record collecting:
And in general his work with Robert Crumb was interesting, with both of them really bringing out the best in each other: