My thoughts are w/ author/artist Joyce Brabner, Pekar's long-suffering (what else?) wife. Joyce, thanx for sharing Harv & keeping him going.
ABC's Jake Tapper once gave a Pekar book to Peter Jennings, a man Harvey had either never heard of or had lots of complicated theories about. It was always one or the other with him.
Last Pekar book I bought was "Our Cancer Year." Bought it for Peter Jennings, but I don't think he ever got a chance to read it. :(
Los Angeles Times media blogger Joe Flint can't understand why Pekar's appearances on the old David Letterman show--an anomaly even in the 1980s--have not become the industry standard:
Watching clips of Letterman and Harvey Pekar. Remember when late night shows had interesting guests instead of just stars promoting films?
Huffington Post reporter Jason Linkins sympathizes with Cleveland, and even manages to get in some finger-wagging:
I think Clevelanders should maybe reflect, because the loss of Pekar is much greater than the loss of LeBron.
Comics writer Matt Fraction hits the crotchety angle hard:
"So harvey pekar gets to the gates of heaven and goes, 'man, look at this line.'" #harvey
Kissing Suzy Kolber's Mike Tunison cruelly, accurately sums up 98 percent of America's reaction:
Oh my God, a guy Paul Giamatti played died. No, not Pig Vomit. The depressing guy. No, that's the wine movie. The other one. The artsy one.