Happy 70th birthday, Harvey Pekar
October 12, 2009 9:22 AM   Subscribe

The Pekar Project started a couple of months ago from Smith Magazine; it posts new webcomics every other week by Harvey Pekar and one of four artists, like "Pekar and Crumb: Talkin' 'bout Art, plus occasional extras. They just posted a tribute to Harvey's 70th birthday. [Smith Mag's webcomics previously, including Pekar's The Next-Door Neighbor I Don't Know] [via]

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posted by mediareport (9 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Hey, I'm in there! Awesome.
posted by The Whelk at 9:25 AM on October 12, 2009

The couple I had time to read right now were cool. Thanks, I hadn't thought about Harvey Pekar for awhile.
posted by marxchivist at 9:36 AM on October 12, 2009

I sort of bumped into Mr. Pekar at a book shop the other day. I didn't know he was still working. I'll definitely check this out.
posted by Western Infidels at 11:09 AM on October 12, 2009

That tribute is fairly awesome. Most of the artists I hadn't heard of, but even the ones that I had (Alison Bechdel, Jeffrey Brown, etc.), I didn't recognize their work until I'd moused over the thumbnail for the tooltip, and then it seemed obvious. Rick Veitch's Pekar-as-Darkseid is just awesome.
posted by Halloween Jack at 12:16 PM on October 12, 2009

Terrific, thanks.
posted by From Bklyn at 12:17 PM on October 12, 2009

Hahvey! Where ya been?
posted by scratch at 4:08 PM on October 12, 2009

Writing the libretto for an opera, apparently.
posted by mediareport at 4:23 PM on October 12, 2009

Metafilter's own mrs.pants can be found in the Harvey Heads tribute gallery, 7th row. (Higher resolution image on flickr.)
posted by kortez at 5:14 AM on October 13, 2009

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