Even though I was drunk during most of my time spent in Cleveland, I still have a soft-spot for the city.
Harvey Pekar’s Cleveland, co-published by Zip Comics and Top Shelf, is the first book of new material to come out since Pekar’s death. However, Pekar was involved in its production and was enthusiastic with its early progress at the time of his passing. It is a fitting memorial because it is a stellar achievement in so many ways. The book is a fabulous kaleidoscope of people, places and things, but never loses sight of its primary objective: to tell about and make a case for that much maligned city, Cleveland, Ohio.