Harvey Pekar

Harvey Pekar: A Timeline of a Comic Book Icon
Yesterday, Harvey Pekar was found dead in his home at the age of 70. For decades, while working as a freelance jazz critic and as a file clerk at a Veterans Administration hospital, Pekar published the irregular comic book series "American Splendor," an autobiographical series that…
Comic Book Icon Harvey Pekar Dead at 70
As one of the most unfiltered voices in comics, fans around the world have never been more than a few pages away from stepping into the mind of Harvey Pekar over the years. Whether it was in his autobiographical "American Splendor" series and its 2003 cinematic adaptation starring Paul Gia…
Harvey Pekar Hits the Web with ‘The Pekar Project’
Harvey Pekar of "American Splendor" fame is not known for his technological savvy, but he's finally making his way to the internet courtesy of SMITH magazine, where a series of webcomics called "The Pekar Project" just launched. The first installment adapts a conversation between…
Harvey Pekar has ‘No Reservations’
Regular readers may recall Greg McElhatton's preview post a few weeks back alerting us to Harvey Pekar's then upcoming appearance on No Reservations, Anthony Boudain's excellent show on the Travel channel. For those unfamiliar with the Emmy-nominated series, each episode centers on a specific city o…