Monday, July 12, 2010
Bye Bye Harvey
Harvey Pekar passed away this afternoon.
One of the many years I was appearing at the Dragon Con comics convention in Atlanta, Harvey appeared as well.
Though our chat was short, he was encouraging ,and
nice enough to me, as much as he COULD be. A true original. His renowned appearances on Letterman in the 80's was always a fun minefield. If you have never seen the movie American Splendor, you owe it to
yourself to scope it out. He was a true inspiration to those of us that do
more " bigraphical/ REAL LIFE" comics stories.. he gave strength to those of us that might be a bit fearful of revealing the "true self" to others on our comic pages. Nothing was too mundane, it all has merit.
He will always be remembered.
He will be missed. My condolences to his family.