The first full length work completed since Pekar's death last summer, "On the Fly" is a compendium of "characters" that Pekar came across during his travels on the lecture circuit during his "in demand' status that followed the release of the American Splendor film. Reading this book harkens back to the early days of the American Splendor comics in that it is a collection of disparate works relating Harvey's interactions with the world around him. The difference here is that he focuses more on the lives of others than his own. The tales in this book are divided between two tales of entrepreneurs from his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio and two tales from the neighboring states of Pennsylvania and West Virginia. He provides a lengthy look at the lives of a State College couple along with a meandering anecdote filled recounting of numerous encounters in the titular town of Huntington, including those with another couple who own a comic book shop and are making a movie for which they ask Harvey to make a cameo appearance. This collection amply testifies to the fact that Harvey never lost his ability to transform quotidian encounters into revealing studies of human being. On the visual front, the entire book is illustrated by Summer McClinton, an artist with whom we were not previously familiar. Her work here is uneven and amateurish at times, but it has its moments – especially in her chapter headings, where she shows particular strength in creating visually appealing combinations of logo-style lettering and images. All in all she does a more than serviceable job of visually translating the tales that make up this engaging look at the life and times of Harvey Pekar in the 21st century.