I quote from an interview with underground comic book writer Harvey Pekar in the current issue of The Onion AV Club:
Fri 19 Sep 2003 at 18:46 ·
I’ve got this weird combination of… I like a lot of esoteric and avant-garde fiction, for example, and music, too. But I write about it in kind of stubby little sentences. It’s like the opposite of pretentious. And some editors would like my stuff to be fancier. I’ve had a problem with that over the years. I’ll be talking about technical stuff, but in a simple, comprehensible way.== That is me. In a nutshell. I really should stop denying my personal style for the sake of others’ expectations. Maybe then I’d actually be motivated to write more, and to boldly, shamelessly solicit work, just like I _should_ be doing with all this time on my hands. It’s not like I have anything to lose. (My dignity hath long ago abandoned me.) So thank you, Harvey Pekar. Can’t wait to see the movie. Or read the comics. Whichever comes first.
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