Harvey Pekar & The Pekar Project: Live in Brooklyn

November 6th, 2009 by Jeff Newelt

Rick Parker illustrates the Pekar Project family

This Saturday & Sunday 11/7 & 11/8, Harvey Pekar makes a rare convention appearance, at KING CON BROOKLYN with the full Pekar Project “band” including artists Tara Seibel, Rick Parker, Sean Pryor, Joseph Remnant. On Saturday, Harvey takes the stage for a discussion with the team. Harvey & the artists will also be doing signings on both days, and the artists will draw FREE Harvey Heads all weekend at the Pekar Project table. Available at King Con will be Royal Flush 6 with a story by Harvey & Sean Pryor as well as a new mini-comic by Tara Seibel including solo as well as Pekar Project work.

SATURDAY 1PM-1:50PM — PANEL DISCUSSION: AN AMERICAN SPLENDOR ONLINE: MEET HARVEY & THE PEKAR PROJECT:
SMITH comics editor Jeff Newelt and The Daily Crosshatch’s Brian Heater talk with Harvey & The Pekar Project artists what its like for a legendary Luddite to go digital and the artists will each share their favorite working-with-Harvey stories. We’ll also be discussing Pekar’s recent graphic novel adaptation of Studs Terkel’s Working with Harvey and artist Joan Reilly.

SATURDAY 2pm-3pm @ Royal Flush Booth — SIGNING: HARVEY PEKAR & SEAN PRYOR sign “GAUNTLET OF ROCK” from ROYAL FLUSH BOOK 6:
“Let’s send Harvey some metal and punk CDs to review! That’ll get a rise outta him,” schemed Royal Flush Magazine hoping to fulfill the fantasy of Flush illustrator and major Harvey Head Sean Pryor, who was rearin’ to draw a Pekar story. So Harvey wrote a script about his relationship to rock and Sean slaughtered it eight ways to Albuquerque. The story appears in glorious full color print in the new Royal Flush Book 6 which is a maximalist melange of rock, art, humor, pop culture & comics and is on sale now.

FREE HARVEY HEAD SKETCHES! ALL DAY SATURDAY & SUNDAY @ THE PEKAR PROJECT TABLE –
For Harvey’s recent 70th Birthday, The Pekar Project opened the Harvey Heads Gallery, where over 100 top artists each contributed a fresh Harvey Heat in tribute to our man.
http://www.smithmag.net/pekarproject/harveyheads/
This KING CON, stop by the Pekar Project booth where ALL DAY BOTH DAYS, Tara Seibel, Rick Parker, Sean Pryor & Joseph Remnant will draw Harvey Head sketches FREE, one per customer.

SUNDAY 1pm-2pm @ Pekar Project table — SIGNING: HARVEY PEKAR & TARA SEIBEL SIGN NEW SEIBEL SHOWCASE MINI COMIC
Available at the Pekar Project booth, artist Tara Seibel produced a KING CON Exclusive mini-comic, including “Pekar & Crumb: Talkin’ Bout Art” from the Pekar Project + snippets from the Pekar Project artists as well as Seibel solo work

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