December 02, 2004

American Splendor


Before Weblogs, there was Harvey Pekar and his homegrown autobiographical comic books American Splendor. Last night we watched the DVD, which like its namesake comic documents Pekar's life, a not so mild-mannered hospital filing clerk. Inspired by his friend Robert Crumb, Peckar decided to retell his life in a comic book. 'Ordinary life is pretty complex stuff,' is what Pekar said to Crumb when he presented him with his first comic book.

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Posted by mehrdad at December 2, 2004 10:43 AM | Films |