American Splendor

First off, let me say that “Holy crap, Harvey Pekar has a weblog!!!. OK, with that out of my system, I’m guardedly looking forward to the film adaptation of American Splendor. I’ve loved the comic for at least 15 years now. I believe I have all but one or two of the self-published big sized issues from the 70’s and 80’s. I read and enjoyed (if that is the right word) the graphic novel of Our Cancer Year, enjoyed Harvey’s appearances on Letterman and so forth. The only reservation I have is that I have thus far always disliked Paul Giamatti as an actor. I thought he was a complete overacting hambone in Duets and I’m worried he’s goiing to bring that to this movie. I haven’t seen Man on the Moon with him playing Bob Zmuda. Maybe he did a good job in that. I knew they were adapting this, and I was hoping that Dan Castellaneta would play Harvey, as he did in the stage play. Oh well. I’m hoping that its good. Damn, Harvey has a blog. That’s one of the more surprising things I’ve run across.