Aside from being the writer behind the enduring and influential American Splendor, Harvey Pekar was also a frequent guest on Late Night with David Letterman, Dave’s talk show that ran on NBC from 1982 to 1993. In a time when any mention of comic books in mainstream media was incredibly scarce, that an underground creator could get such exposure on national TV was unprecedented. Not that he didn’t earn his spots — his appearances were definitely memorable.
Two more appearances after the jump.
Harvey Pekar passed away this morning at the age of 70.