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Harvey Pekar Celebrated With Statue At Cleveland Library

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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.The statue is the creation of Justin Coulter, funded by a Kickstarter set up by Pekar's widow, Joyce Brabner. Brabne

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Harvey Pekar’s ‘Not The Israel My Parents Promised Me’ Is Fascinating And Frustrating [Review]

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It's hard to overstate Harvey Pekar's impact on independent comics. His work on American Splendor and other autobiographical comics made the mundane workings of everyday life as much a part of the comics medium as fantastical stories about extraordinary, super-powered people.

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

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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 re

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Alan Moore on the Difference Between Adapting Works and ‘Stealing Characters’ [Video]

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Alan Moore has been the subject of the dominant conversation in the comics blogosphere for the last week or so, thanks to publisher DC Comics' announcement that it has finally decided to actually go through with the production a 34-issue suite of Watchmen prequels by other creators More interesting than any conversation about the esteemed Watchmen writer, however, is a conversation with Alan Moore, which you can observe in a two-and-a-half hour video recording of Moore answering fan questions f

Link Ink: DC’s Amazon Storefront, ‘Fresh Ink! Online’ and ‘Doctor Who’ Goes to Narnia?

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Digital: DC Entertainment has launched an Amazon storefront in conjunction with its deal to sell 100 graphic novels exclusively on the Kindle Fire tablet (for the time being).

Gaming: DC Universe Online reports that its number of users has increased 6 percent a day since going free-to-

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Link Ink: The Pokemon Rose, Dragon Ball Stamps and Classic ‘Peanuts’ Covers

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Amazing: Tumblr user Transie's Poké ball rose by any other evolution would look as awesome.

Crime: A copy of Amazing Fantasy #15 worth an estimated $15,000 has reportedly gone missing from a comic collector's home in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Industry: Cowboys and Aliens rightsholders Platinum Studios apparently lost $7.5 million in the first half of 2011 and are now work

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Link Ink: ‘Grand Theft TARDIS,’ Memorializing Harvey Pekar and Licorice Harry Potter

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Threads: Redbubble's "Grand Theft TARDIS IV" tee is almost as exciting as the actual trailer for Grand Theft Auto V.

Podcasts: Marvel.com has released its first 'This Week in Marvel' Podcast, hosted by R

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Top Shelf and ZIP Comics to Release Harvey Pekar’s ‘Cleveland’

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The first of several major works to see print after his death, Harvey Pekar's Cleveland will be a 112-page graphic novel published by new outfit ZIP Comics in collaboration with Top Shelf. Illustrated by Joseph Remnant, a collaborator of Pekar's f

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Link Ink: Bootlegged Toys, Black Hole Joys and Galactus Rides Again

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Gift Guide: Kind of tempted to change our site's name to "Sense of Right Alliance" now, thanks to this proud assemblage of bootlegged toys. I also know what I want for Christmas now.

Fundraising: If you'd like to see a Transmetropolitan art bo

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

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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. Pekar, who wa

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