Harvey Pekar, We Will Miss You

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Harvey Pekar, who died on Monday, was unique in underground comics. In a sea of artists like Robert Crumb who wrote and drew their own stuff, Harvey was a writer. Just a writer who wrote about… well, himself. Crumb illustrated his “American Splendor” comic along with many other artists who were happy to bring this man’s amazing words to life.┬áPaul Giamatti portrayed Harvey in a film entitled American Splendor and he hit the nail on the head.┬áBut the thing that I will always remember Harvey for is his appearances on David Letterman.

Here are some of those:

And finally, Paul Giamatti as Harvey Pekar: