I love the ‘Harvey Heads’ idea. It is a perfect way to wish the iconic writer Harvey Pecker – who was behind the American Splendor series of autobiographical comic books – a happy 70th birthday. Smith Mag arranged to have 70 ‘Harvey Heads’ drawn by a variety of different artists – and what better present for a man who has been famously drawn by different artists throughout his career.
As for the Pekar Project itself;
Harvey Pekar’s been mining the mundane for magic for more than 30 years in his autobiographical American Splendor comics. Now he has teamed with SMITH and four remarkable artists to create his first ongoing webcomics series—and some of his jazziest work to date. The new stories will appear every other week, with interviews, creator spotlights, and behind-the-scenes goodies, as well as essays and art from Pekar collaborators and inhabitants of the extended Pekarverse.