Harvey Pekar's Cleveland


10 Responses to “Harvey Pekar's Cleveland”

  1. scottsiegling says:

    “Alan” Moore

  2. Stefan Jones says:

    I just tidied up my “to be read” shelf, and re-found what I thought was the last thing Harvey wrote. I’m glad there’s at least one more.

  3. Martin says:

    The REAL Robert Crumb, the BRAIN behind ZAP comix, The INVENTOR of Mr. Natural!!!!
    I BOW DEEPLY, and agree, “Never eat anything bigger than your head!”

  4. Growing up near Cleveland Harvey was an icon who showed all the grit and strife that was life on the shores of “Great Swamp Erie” Glad to hear of the new work…

  5. niktemadur says:

    Pekar wrote about his experiences in the seventies and early eighties when only bad news came out of Cleveland and it was referred to as “The Mistake By The Lake”.

    You know, I hadn’t heard that nickname in decades, it just popped out of my deep and moldy memory banks, because it’s basically forgotten by the “collective unconscious”.  Positive news started coming out of Cleveland in the late eighties, about “a city on the stylish rebound”, and now it’s… there:  Cleveland, cool.  No negative connotation, no bad reputation, you turned it around.

    Pekar was a great artist and turned that old gritty Cleveland into a cultural legacy.

    My one regret about Pekar and Cleveland, is that he was neither a baseball fan nor a souse, and if you’re from Cleveland, you know what I’m talking about – June 4, 1974, that would have made an absolutely KILLER comix.

    Disclaimer:  I’ve never even been to Cleveland, I’m just a baseball history buff.

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