Thursday, July 15, 2010

Harvey Pekar, Cartoonist and Opera Librettist

The cartoonist Harvey Pekar passed away earlier this week. While he was known for his autobiographical comics which eventually was released as the graphic novel American Splendor (also a great movie) we didn't know until recently his passing that he had also written a libretto for an opera called Leave Me Alone.

The article is a fascinating story about a fascinating man, well, actually a very mundane man but a man filled with so many astute observations that the world he lives in is completely fascinating.

Rest in peace.

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