Tuesday, July 13, 2010

R.I.P. Harvey Pekar, 1939-2010

I was never a huge fan of Harvey Pekar's work, but I respected the idea behind it. More than that, I love the dialog on this cover. I consider "Hey, man. Average is dumb!" up there with the best quotations from any comic book or strip ever, right alongside Walt Kelly's "We have met the enemy and he is us."

Best wishes to his family and friends.

Somebody else who made it big in Cleveland died today, but I'll be damned if I'm going to mention him.

1 comment:

Margaret Benbow said...

I liked his dogged spirit. I'd say R.I.P. Harvey--except for not being sure that peace was what he wanted!