posted on Jun, 10 2006 @ 10:44 PM
Originally posted by DrExtravaganza
Anyone into Harvey Pekar ?
I've first heard of him when i saw American Splendor, sort of a biographical movie about him with Paul Giamatti doing Pekar's role.
go check wikipedia if you don't know who this guy his.
First, Harvey Pekar is not an artist. Harvey, besides being the "star", so to speak, of his comic books, is the writer. There is a distinction.
Most of Harveys' work was illustrated by unground comic book legend Robert Crumb
as well as a
number of other "alternative", underground artists; Gary Dumm, Frank Stack, Dean Hapsiel, Kevin Brown, and Joe Zabel have illustrated the
Harvey Pekar is certainly an interesting, quirky fellow. Crumb and Pekar certainly have done more than their share at placing sedate little
Cleveland, Ohio -- their home town -- on the map.