Friday, May 13, 2022

For art's sake: That time Harvey went to the UK for his movie

I've been reading back through the 23 years of Empire movie magazines I have stored under the bed for the past few months, and in between the dated reviews of forgotten classics, breathless previews of movies that were barely worth the effort, Kim Newman's eternal Video Dungeon and thuddingly laddish humour, there is the occasional gem of a feature.

Like this comic adaption of Harvey Pekar's trip to the UK to promote the American Splendor film in the early 2000s. Harvey merged with the infinite a few years ago, but there are still loads of his comics out there, and his prickly and gentle observations of his own absurd life, which sometimes show up in unexpected places, are always worth a look.

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