Thanks in great part to the filmÂ American Splendor, Harvey Pekar has became something of an international superstar, with admirers all around the globe, including Colombia.
In a round-up of Colombian comics in 2010, comic artist and journalistÂ Pablo Guerra reports aÂ strong response to PekarÂ´s death in the country. Â Guerra especially notes the Colombian comic magazine LarvaÂ´s Pekar edition.
In addition, Guerra made his own Pekaresque comic of his meeting with the comic artist. Â Drawn by Camilo SÃ¡nchez, Â¨Una charla con Harvey Pekar,Â¨ provides an interesting glimpse of Pekar lecturing at Brown University, not long before his death. Â It also works as an artistic homage to the late master of autobiography.
You can read the comic in its entirety at El Globoscopio.