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Published on Feb 18, 2009
Another CoolCleveland.com video exclusive. Harvey Pekar is in a rare, upbeat mood. He's talking with Cool Cleveland's Thomas Mulready about his new jazz opera, "Leave Me Alone!" presented at Oberlin College's Finney Chapel on Sat 1/31 and is once again amused by the public's interest in his work. The graphic novelist's first-ever opera libretto, with music by jazz saxophonist Dan Plonsey, is a rumination on the state of the avant-garde and the lack of public appreciation for art. "It's like the dogs that can hear sounds that we can't..." What should we expect from this free performance? "Not to pay!" Does he think he may write another opera? "If they pay me, yeah!" Get a custom comic strip, a limited edition print, even a ringtone with Harvey phoning comics artist Robert Crumb, and watch the opera streamed live: http://www.LeaveMeAloneOpera.com. Enjoy Harvey enjoying himself. Get the free weekly e-blast and register to win an iPod or iPhone at http://www.CoolCleveland.com