Renowned comic writer and beloved curmudgeon Harvey Pekar passed away earlier this week. His insight into the human condition touched thousands of readers and inspired brilliant artists, including Robert Crumb, Frank Stack and Gary Dumm.
I gave [Remnant] the words (borrowed, naturally, from the master), and he came back with an image this afternoon that far exceeded what I had haphazardly sketched out in my mind.
Pekar left us with a the magnificent American Splendor series (along with several unfinished works that may or may not be released) and a throng of bleary-eyed fans including myself, coming to terms with a great loss.
So, see you Harvey. You don’t seem like one for long goodbyes, but here’s hoping you know how important you were as the unimportant everyman.