Heya, fellow comics enthusiasts! In this episode, everymen Chris (@AceComics) and Reggie (@reggiereggie) do a little gazing at someone else's navel when they read Harvey Pekar's American Splendor #1 from 1976! After some biographical information, peppered with lots of quotes from the subject himself, our pair go through every story in this 52-page anthology, providing information on all of the contributing artists (including Robert Crumb) as they go. Then, after a break, our eavesdroppers discuss the details and impact of American Splendor, and wrap up the life of Harvey Pekar as well. It's an episode packed with the mundanity of life, you don't want to miss it!
See Gary and Laura Dumm's work at www.dummart.com
BREAK: Harvey Pekar on Late Night with David Letterman, July 31, 1987 (snippet)
And here's a picture of that Bond Department Store on East Ninth and Euclid Avenues in Cleveland that we mentioned on the show, and the blog post it came from! https://coolhistoryofcleveland.wordpress.com/2011/02/13/the-bond-store/