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Cleveland Loses A True Hometown Hero: RIP Harvey Pekar

Harvey Pekar, author of the comic book series American Splendor, died Monday at the age of 70. He had been battling cancer and severe depression for many years. His stories, many of which were illustrated by R. Crumb, detailed the grim, day-to-day lives of ordinary working people. The way he wrote about the mundane drew¬† comparisons to such literary giants as Anton Chekov. R. Crumb said this about Mr. Pekar in 1994: “He’s the soul of Cleveland. He’s passionate and articulate. He’s grim. He’s Jewish. I appreciate the way he embraces all that darkness.”

Cleveland Post Obituary

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2 responses

  1. I really loved AMERICAN SPLENDOR and thought that the filmmakers did justice to him and his worldview

    July 13, 2010 at 12:52 pm

  2. jody1723

    He was the last man standing to wonder out loud “what happened here?”

    July 13, 2010 at 2:10 pm

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