Harvey Pekar died

I wasn’t expecting this one. I hope he gets to meet my mom.

Makes the fact that I’m currently “collaborating” with him on a comic all the more strange. We will still finish it, no matter what.

In brief: Harvey influenced my thinking about writing – and the world – as profoundly as any professor, mentor, or friend I’ve ever had. He was a genuinely good and absolutely brilliant person, who proved that success can mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people.

We love you, Harvey Pekar.