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Comic-Book Legend Harvey Pekar Dead At Age 70

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Harvey Pekar was the biggest American icon you may not have heard of. A titan in underground comics of the 70’s and 80’s, Pekar worked with legends like Robert Crumb and turned his unglamorous, blue collar life into a cult series of comic books stories that make him arguably the 2nd most important comic creator of the last 30 years next to Alan Moore. , . Pekar rose to indie cinema prominence with a critically acclaimed adaptation of his “American Splendor” comics in 2003 and fortunately, he leaves us three plus decades of cranky brilliance that will live on forever.

This is indeed a sad day for Cleveland and for all who knew Harvey across the world. Harvey’s brilliant writing, in concert with his circle of equally brilliant illustrators, will truly be missed.

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