Open Letter to Harvey Pekar
Looks like your site hasn't been used since October 2003, but what the hey. Even if this gets me more spam, I figured I'd be an ungrateful jerk if I didn't take time to say thanks for seeing through on your vision. You gave me ideas and stuff to think about, which enriched my life. That's about as good a gift anyone can give when you think about it. You got real good taste when it comes to jazz, and I thank you for the recommendations you've made in your comics.
I teach high school, I lost a son to a hit-and-run driver 4 years ago, and I might have MS. Even so, reading your work helps me to realize the underlying joy of existence that the daily terrors we experience can overwhelm if we allow them to. Joyce will probably like that better than you, but, hey. It's a fan letter, so deal with it.
Thanks so much for doing your thing. In your pursuit of your selfish interests, you brought good to the world, showing that Adam Smith really knew what he was talking about in the process.
I was a fan of yours before I saw you on Letterman, and I buy your comics. Great stuff, man. My favorite is the one about the smell of fresh bread.
by Dean Webb