Quitter – Harvey Pekar

Get ready to hate me. I was completely unimpressed with Pekar’s autobiographical story and really don’t see why anyone is. While he may be coveted as a pioneer of non-superhero comics, I didn’t find his writing especially moving or his life particularly interesting or funny. His soul exposing insights consist of little more than not knowing what he wanted to do with his life and not getting along with his parents (who ever heard of such a teen!?). I had more fun analyzing him though his admissions. Harvey, did it ever occur to you that your frustration with your old world, Jewish parents is the reason that you reject and lash out at your fellow Jews—such as your boss at the record distributor—even when they are kind or helpful to you? Oh, well, don't feel too bad, Pekar, tons more people read your comics then will ever read mine.