Artist's TalksInformal presentations by artists.
Artist's Conversation Wed, Feb 28, 2007 | 7:00PM
For more than 30 years, Ohio native and endearing curmudgeon Harvey Pekar has carefully and hilariously documented his experiences and observations through his autobiographical comics. Don't miss this conversation, as Pekar discusses his life's work with Associate Professor of English Jared Gardner. Get ready for the event by submitting a question for Gardner to ask Pekar. Send yours by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cosponsored by Ohio State's Cartoon Research Library.
Inspired by Robert Crumb and the underground "comix" movement, Pekar realized the potential of the medium of comics to tell engaging stories that would appeal to adults. He is an exceptional storyteller who coaxes insight from the ordinary and mundane. The absorbing tale of his life and work was the basis for the acclaimed 2003 film American Splendor. His latest graphic novel, Ego and Hubris: The Michael Malice Story, recounts the life story of another unlikely protagonist, an intelligent yet off-putting young man made memorable by Pekar's deft touch.
Stick around after the lecture for a book signing.
This event kicks off "Storytelling 2007," a special year of programming by the Cartoon Research Library focusing on graphic narrative and celebrating the centennial of Milton Caniff's birth.