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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

HARVEY PEKAR TRIBUTE by Chris Samnee

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All credit for this idea goes to Matt Fraction. My apologies if it's been done elsewhere.

I illustrated two American Splendor short stories for Harvey in 2006 & 2008. I had no contact with Harvey, everything came through my editor at Vertigo, but I will always remember seeing his crazy layouts for the first time, in lieu of an actual script. Harvey was a unique voice in comics and he is missed.

Here are also a few character studies I did of Harvey from 2006.



7 comments:

Jamie said...

Very cool pic, man.

I should really read more of Harvey's stuff.

He certainly was unique.

Francesco Francavilla said...

Great execution of that Matt Fraction line, Chris, and the fact you have worked with Harvey hels to add extra soul to it.
Love those headskethces too.

Cheers,
Francesco

Mr. Hawthorne said...

You stole my idea :(

But then, I was stealing it from the same place you were stealing it so I guess it all works out in the end ;)

Seriously,this is awesome! Better then I'da done :)

Craig Zablo said...

Perfection.

Ron Salas said...

Sweet! I wish I could be in that line when my time comes.

Mitch Gerads said...

Excellent, Chris!

M!TCH

Paul Salvi said...

BRILLIANT.