American Splendor

OK, I’m not usually a comic book type of guy, but American Splendor really intrigued me!

First off, it’s a brilliantly conceived film in that the character of Harvey Pekar is played alternately by himself, Paul Giamatti, and animated cartoons of Pekar as he appears in his comics. And Pekar is certainly an interesting character. Depressed, morose, and just generally unhappy, he chronicles his everyday life in his comic (sorry, graphic novel), American Splendor.

I won’t bore you with all the details plot-wise. The reviews at Amazon or IMDB will do more justice than I will. But if you’re a fan of the cartoon arts, check this out! You won’t be disappointed.