Graphic Novel Legend

Someone On My “To Read” List Died

I have been busy doing a lot of time-consuming clean-ups and re-designs on my Graphic Novel Publishers blog. Over the weekend I put a lot of work on an entry about Harvey Pekar and Alison Bechdel and finished it Sunday night. Monday, Harvey Pekar died.

Although the news of Harvey Pekar’s death was sad, I wasn’t surprised. He was, after all, 70 years old and had been having serious health problems for several years. I am frustrated though that I never read any of his graphic novels or other writings. I have been following him for decades, ever since his first appearance on David Letterman’s old NBC show. Also, I was annoyed that none of the network evening news shows mentioned his passing, at least as far as I could tell.

Harvey Pekar’s American Splendor and Our Cancer Year are going on my Amazon WishList. Hopefully, I will be able to buy them come Xmas time.

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