Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Speaking of Death

Harvey Pekar died yesterday (July 12, 2010). Harvey Pekar was a cartoonist and writer who worked with such comic greats as R. Crumb. He is most famous for his autobiographical comic, American Splendor.

Paul Giamatti played Pekar in the movie American Splendor. Pekar appeared eight times on the David Letterman's Late Show on NBC. However, his crude style and abrasive criticism of General Electric (company that owns NBC) got Pekar banned from the show.

Giamatti said of Pekar,"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."

Goodbye Harvey - you were never a disappointment.
Wikipedia Harvey
The National Post

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