Author Archives: Rob Gonsalves

The Greats: Harvey Pekar

My mother died on July 6, 2010. Six days later, Harvey Pekar died. Both deaths hit me hard. The former should need no explanation, but the latter might. Who was Harvey Pekar? He was a retired file clerk, a jazz … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, You Old Bastard: Constantine Turns 58

‘Kinell. Our boy John Constantine ain’t no young git any more. On May 10, Constantine will observe (not celebrate, God knows) his 58th birthday. Who the hell am I going on about? I’ll explain. 1. THE BEGINNING Once upon a … Continue reading

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Love and Rockets: New Stories #3

Let me try to explain why I prefer Jaime Hernandez to Gilbert Hernandez. I mean, they’re both great, they’re both masters. I’m never unhappy to see a piece by Gilbert. But here’s the thing — Jaime’s stuff is … more … Continue reading

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The Boys

The Boys #46 has just hit the shops, which is as good an excuse as any to christen this here blog with an overview of my favorite current monthly title. It’s yet another kick in the balls from Garth Ennis, … Continue reading

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