2003_9_pekarillus.jpgYou've seen the movie, now draw the protagonist. Harvey Pekar, growly Everyman whose less than perfect life is celebrated in American Splendor, is offering people the opportunity to draw him in a comic strip (joining artists like R. Crumb) based on his stories. Then, submissions will be posted and people can vote for their favorite attempts at splendorizing Harvey. Gothamist would enter, but our level of artistic aptitude is much like Harvey's - stick figures and houses with curlicues for smoke. We can draw a kittycat, but that's at a five year-old's level. However, we are sure that we must have readers who are talented enough for this challenge, so if you do decide to enter, let us know.

Gothamist on American Splendor.