Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Harvey Pekar "On The Fly"

Harvey Pekar, writer / creator of the American Splendor autobiographical comic (of which there's an excellent movie with the same title) died last year. I, like most people who knew him and his work, were saddened because even though he had a long bout with cancer that it looked like he'd licked, his death was sudden and surprised everyone. Pekar's death was especially sad because he was working on a number of projects and it looked like we wouldn't see any of this new work from him now that he was dead.

I'm happy to report that we will still be seeing new work from Harvey Pekar that he had in various stages of completion, as with the release of last week's collection of short stories called Huntington, West Virginia "On The Fly" and the illustrations by Summer McClinton is some of the best art to grace Harvey Pekar's stories. "On The Fly" features the trademark Pekar look at everyman existence and the grandeur that can be found in every person's life. I especially like the story that featured the owner of Big Fun, a comic toy shop (but that shouldn't surprise anyone - grin). More please.

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Happy New Comics Wednesday 7/18/18 - Life of Captain Marvel, Magic Order #2 (we still have #1 too!), conclusion of Infinity Countdown, Justice League edition!

 Hope all of my friends going to the San Diego Comic-Con this week have a GREAT time!