RIP: Harvey Pekar (1939-2010)

Famous crankypants cartoonist, Harvey Pekar, passed away today at the age of 70.

Although he couldn’t sketch his way out of a paperbag, his collaboration with R. Crumb and several more of the industry’s top illustrators brought his comical, curmudgeonly autobiographical stories to life, culminating in the critically-acclaimed American Splendor (2003).

Flisak Ripoff?

Obviously, I’m not the only Jerzy Flisak fan. Check out the eerie resemblance between Flisak’s 1978 Polish poster for an Italian film called Down and Dirty and that of last year’s Paul Giamatti starrer, Cold Souls. Coincidence? Doubt it.