AS Bonus: Animator GARY LEIB Interview

Josh sits down with Gary Leib to discuss his work on the film, specifically on key scenes like the title sequence, “Old Jewish Ladies,” and “Who is Harvey Pekar?” Gary’s background as an alternative cartoonist (Idiotland) and musician, and his long-standing partnership with Doug Allen. How Gary got into animation and initially hooked up with Ted Hope and Good Machine. John Kuramoto’s vital contributions to the animation. Getting to know Harvey at Sundance, and what it was like when American Splendor won the Grand Jury Prize. Why Gary can’t toot his own horn in the age of Trump.

Shout-outs to Rubber Radio, John Linnell from They Might Be Giants, Dan Clowes, Chris Ware, Fantagraphics, Denis Kitchen, Spain, Zap Comix, Love God, Tim Streeto, Fellini’s Amarcord, HBO’s Maud Nadler, and Troma Entertainment.

Episode Notes

Gary Leib (with Judah Friedlander) at the Scene by Scene live event at the Society of Illustrators

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