Monday, July 12, 2010
Harvey Pekar died today. He was 70. From Cleveland Ohio, Harvey
was best known as an underground comic writer whose best known
work was the "American Splendor" series. A movie by the same
name, starring Paul Giamatti as Harvey was made in 2003. Harvey
wrote from the unusual stance of the everyman whose experiences
are much more often downs as opposed to ups.
In an article provided by Exclaim! Magazine, Paul Giamatti quotes,
"Harvey was one of the most compassionate and empathetic human
beings I've ever met. He had a huge brain and an even bigger soul.
And he was hilarious. He was a great artist, a true American poet,
and there is no one to replace him".