Aug 23, 12
Read from August 22 to 24, 2012
Read enough Pekar and every day of your life will seem profound. American Splendor is an acquired taste - where some will see fine modern art, others will just as legitimately find it to be dull, plotless oversharing. Personally, I really enjoy the headspace it puts you in. Pekar plays the everyman tax-paying file clerk and neo-haiku graphic poet in his comics as much as he does the jazz critic, intellectual and Letterman-regular cultural icon. Somehow he's both without diminishing either, and none of it feels forced. It's just his life, basically. I've been reading a lot of comics lately and not writing reviews since I somehow don't feel qualified.