April 26th, 2014


Sequart reviews Harvey Pekar's THE QUITTER

Ian Dawe reviews Harvey Pekar's THE QUITTER at Sequart.

"“Dino”’s black and white style is cartoonish, but his clean lines and expressive faces make him an ideal foil for Pekar’s ideas. There’s none of Robert Crumb’s stylistic extremity here, just an uncanny knack for finding the dynamic drama in every scene. This is comic book art, for sure, and makes little to no attempt at overt realism, but that just creates a satisfying amount of artistic distance from the material, which is so intimate and personal that to render it out with photographic accuracy might make it too grim. Haspiel’s work is certainly never that, but instead maintains a light touch, giving Pekar’s words and storytelling a chance to breathe.

Read the rest of the review here: http://sequart.org/magazine/42094/harvey-pekars-the-quitter-review/