I was going to post a long diatribe about the passing of Harvey Pekar at the age of 70 in Cleveland, Ohio, but Anthony Bourdain sums up everything I was going to say and more so over on his blog.

You should go read the above blog post. And then you should go pick through the free stuff over on the Pekar Project.

Remember: not all comics are about four-color super heroes with over-inflated pecs. And without Harvey Pekar’s original work with American Splendor, most of the long story web comics we have today would be inconceivable.