Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Harvey Pekar Is Missed Already

Harvey Pekar passed away yesterday morning. I can't give you any information on his death, you'll have to go elsewhere to find that. All I can tell you is that he was a genius writer and that you absolutely need to read his work. If you are unfamiliar with Harvey Pekar find a copy of American Spendor today, either in comic book form or a graphic novel. American Splendor also was turned into one of the best ever comic book movies in 2003.

We are all a little worse off without him. Goodbye Mr. Pekar.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Maisonneuve #36

Maisonneuve #36 has hit the newsstands and I'm proud to be a part of it for the 6th issue in a row.

"Things That Make Us Muslim" produced an illustration very different from where I thought it would go but that's the way it goes. I hope everyone likes it.
I'd also like to congratulate Dave Bidini whose stories I illustrated for Maisonneuve last year won a GOLD Award in the 33rd Annual National Magazine Awards. My pal Anna Minzhulina received SILVER for her art direction of Maisonneuve #34. Nice work!