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Harvey Pekar on Sonny Stitt

SOURCE: Published: 2010-04-10
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Following my post on Sonny Stitt two weeks ago, I received an email from reader Joel Lewis. In his note, Joel mentioned underground comic-book writer Harvey Pekar, whose life's struggles were the basis of American Splendor (2003), a must-see film starring Paul Giamatti. The point of Joel's note was to hip me to a series of ingenious frames from one of Pekar's strips that mentioned Stitt and his proclivity for cranking out similar-sounding albums in the 1960s and 1970s. (Pekar's latest book can be found at Amazon.) Here are the Stitt frames...




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Here's the trailer to American Splendor...




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