Monday, October 19, 2009

Pekar Pusses

I contributed my (above) take on Harvey Pekar's noggin to Smith Magazine's Harvey Heads, collecting versions of Pekar's face from dozens of artists. It's a great exercise and amazing how varied the solutions are.

My only encounter with Harvey was sitting at a table in a break room with him and Jaime Hernandez (we were all speaking at UC Riverside) while Harvey told me about a football player whose last name resembled mine in between cramming brownies into his mouth and chasing them with Sprite. Having no idea how to incorporate that fully into a portrait, I went in another direction entirely.