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Harvey Pekar Celebrated With Statue At Cleveland Library


Two years after his death, American Splendor creator Harvey Pekar will be recognized with a bronze statue created in honor of his life and work on display at a library he frequented in his beloved Cleveland...

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One of Harvey Pekar’s Final Interviews Released Online [Audio]


Almost two years after his death, audio from what may be the final interview from comics icon Harvey Pekar has appeared online. Conducted over Skype as part of a series of interviews about the creative process for TrickCoin, the newly released conversation gives an insight into Pekar's prolific workflow up until a month before he passed...

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Coroner Rules ‘American Splendor’ Writer Harvey Pekar Died from an Accidental Prescription Drug Overdose


It was confirmed this week that Harvey Pekar, writer of the long-running and critically beloved American Splendor series of autobiographical comic books, passed away this summer as the result of an accidental prescription drug overdose...

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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 featured his everyday experiences and often featured his commentary on politics and music...

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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 Giamatti, he and his wife Joyce Brabner's account of his battle with cancer in "Our Cancer Year" or his latest endeavor the online "Pekar Project," Pekar routinely explored his everyday struggles and triumphs with a fan base that came to expect the unexpected from a sometimes cranky, often endearing, but always entertaining creator...

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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...

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