Bourdain and Pekar do Cleveland
At last, one of my favorite TV shows paying homage to the comic book format! Writer Anthony Bourdain, the host of the Travel Channel show No Reservations, is a big fan of Cleveland’s own Harvey Pekar, many of whose daily-life adventures in American Splendor have been drawn by Gary Dumm. Last night’s episode of No Res had Bourdain visiting his friend Michael Rulhman in Pekar’s town, with all the scenes fading to and from Dumm’s illustrations. It was pretty cool, and not likely to be repeated soon (I checked the listings), but we’ll always have the comic created for the event. Enjoy!