Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Why I Love Harvey Pekar

Harvey's description of his comic book American Splendor:

It’s an autobiography written as it's happening. The theme is about staying alive. Getting a job, finding a mate, having a place to live, finding a creative outlet. Life is a war of attrition. You have to stay active on all fronts. It's one thing after another. I've tried to control a chaotic universe. And it's a losing battle. But I can't let go. I've tried, but I can't.

Upon reading that, I think I completely realize why I immediately identified with him.

Thank you, again, Harvey.

Harvey Pekar 1940 - 2010

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