Aug 24th 2009 By: Laura Hudson
Harvey Pekar of "American Splendor" fame is not known for his technological savvy, but he's finally making his way to the internet courtesy of SMITH magazine, where a series of webcomics called "The Pekar Project
" just launched. The first installment adapts a conversation between Pekar and another indie legend, Robert Crumb, about avant-garde art and the recent libretto
that Pekar wrote for a jazz opera.
Just to bring the loop full circle, the conversation was also taped and played aloud at the opera, a scene included in the comic. He'll also be tweeting -- via a proxy -- at a Pekar Project Twitter account.