Saturday, July 17, 2010

A Bit More on Harvey Pekar

Earlier this week, we mentioned the passing of legendary comics writer/illustrator Harvey Pekar. There was plenty of reaction online and in the literary press, and I've made a point to check out many of the remembrances that are out there.

But one sticks out in my mind as being probably the best, and it's from a pretty unexpected place.

I tend to watch a few of the various travel shows on television, and I especially like Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations. Bourdain, a decorated chef, basically goes all over the place immersing himself in cultures around the world.

And, even though I missed the episode, Bourdain found himself at one point in Cleveland, with Harvey Pekar and his family as guides. Bourdain took to the Pekars, and was moved enough by Harvey's death that he wrote about it, quite eloquently, on his blog.

You can check out the post right here. It's a great read, and a fitting tribute to the one and only Harvey Pekar.

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