How I Got Into Comics

Presented by Harvey Pekar.

Harvey discusses his relationship to comics throughout his life, starting with his childhood collecting days and his interest in Mad Magazine. He became disenchanted with the formulaic nature of the comics of that time, but a lucky meeting with underground comics icon Robert Crumb would make him re-evaluate the medium. Crumbs work made him realize, “Hey, I was wrong about comics. You can write about anything in comics. If I start writing comics in areas that their producers ignored, like realism, I might at least get a footnote in history.” And so his journey began.

















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