Posted Thursday, September 13, 2012
Singer Doris Long
Doris Long has been a fixture in the Cleveland Jazz since the early 60s. In all that time there’s one thing that she’s never done - release an album. She performs in our Westfield Insurance Studio Theater, and explains why her first CD is “Long Overdue.”
“Harvey Pekar’s Cleveland”
The late writer Harvey Pekar might have appreciated Doris Long’s perseverance, and her long overdue recording, because his work often celebrated the world’s underdogs. A graphic novel Pekar was working on at the time of his passing demonstrates that very quality. In the recently published book, “Harvey Pekar’s Cleveland,” the writer shares the history of two underdogs: himself, and the city he loved, defended, and often took pot shots at.
Comic Book Artist Mike Gustovich
Like writer Harvey Pekar, artist Mike Gustovich knows a few things about the struggles of underdogs. Mike grew up reading about characters who seemed to have it all, but who rarely found true happiness. Not among the pages of classic literature, but rather through the panels of comic books. Today, Gustovich has turned his love of superheroes into a career as comic book writer and illustrator.
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