HUNTINGTON WEST VIRGINIA ON THE FLY GN
(W) Harvey Pekar (A) Summer McClinton
Harvey Pekar changed the face of comics with American Splendor, replacing traditional slam-bang superhero action with slice-of-life tales of his own very ordinary existence in Cleveland, Ohio. Pekar’s deadpan chronicles of regular life, peppered with wry and caustic reflections, have transformed comics from escapist fantasy into social commentary with voice balloons. Huntington, West Virginia: On the Fly recounts the irascible everyman’s on-the-road encounters with a cross section of characters, all of whom have their own stories to tell.