Harvey Pekar Hits the Web with ‘The Pekar Project’
Harvey Pekar of “American Splendor” fame is not known for his technological savvy, but he’s finally making his way to the internet courtesy of SMITH magazine, where a series of webcomics called “The Pekar Project” just launched. The first installment adapts a conversation between Pekar and another indie legend, Robert Crumb, about avant-garde art and the recent libretto that Pekar wrote for a jazz opera.
Just to bring the loop full circle, the conversation was also taped and played aloud at the opera, a scene included in the comic. He’ll also be tweeting — via a proxy — at a Pekar Project Twitter account.