We are really sad to hear of the news of Harvey Pekar’s passing today. He and Joyce are personal heroes for both of us.
If you haven’t seen the movie or read the comic “American Splendor“ I highly recommend it. I also love “Our Cancer Year” which chronicles Harvey and Joyce’s lives during Harvey’s treatment for lymphoma.
We have had several friends tell us that the American Splendor movie reminds them of us. We take that as the highest of compliments even though it might be just a fancy way of saying “You two are neurotic”.
Cheers to Harvey and Joyce for your bravery, honesty and originality.