At today's Mondo Marvel panel at Comic-Con, Marvel announced today that a second volume is on the way for "Strange Tales" -- the anthology of superhero tales written by indie creators. The "Strange Tales II" miniseries begins in October 2001, and will comprise three-oversized issues of comics shorts reimagining Marvel characters through the lens of a whole slew of creators, including Kate Beaton, Nick Gurewitch, Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez, and the recently departed Harvey Pekar. Even
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
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
The Internet may be responsible for forcing magazines into what's increasingly becoming a niche market, but there will always be content worth picking up on paper. Case in point: The latest issue Royal Flush Magazine from EIC Josh
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 Pekar and another
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 chann
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