Tag Archives: Harvey Pekar

Comics become art!

On October 14th, a statue commemorating alternative comics godfather Harvey Pekar was unveiled at the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Library in Cleveland, Ohio, an institution that was more than instrumental in his work.  The statue shows Pekar in a typical, shrugging stance, … Continue reading

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Harvey in Heaven

Amongst the flurry of Harvey Pekar obits, anecdotes and tributes, the Daily Cross Hatch presents the definite I Remember Pekar cartoon.  With art by Pekar Project artist Joseph Remnant and words by DCH editor Brian Heater, this nails the occasion, … Continue reading

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The splendor has been quenched

Harvey Pekar, 1938-2010.  Rest – maybe not in peace, but at least, rest…  And thank you, if not for your comics, then at least for this : (photograph ©2010 Dallas Observer, LP. All rights reserved)

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Doc Pop interviews Harvey Pekar

In 2004, San Fransisco professional yo-yoer, cartoonist, musician, nerdcore rapper, tailor, crafster, and clothing designer, Doc Pop interviewed celebrated comic writer and grandfather of the autiobio comic, Harvey Pekar.  Doc wrote and penciled a strip based on the interview, and … Continue reading

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Harvey Pekar and Rick Veitch on Vulture

In an exclusive preview to Smith Magazine‘s current Next Door Neighbor feature, New York Magazine‘s culture and entertainment blog, Vulture, is currently running a quite exclusive collaboration by Harvey Pekar and Rick Veitch from that series.  For one week only, … Continue reading

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Pekar on Brooklyn

This comic was published in the New York Times, on September 16, 2004. The art is by long-time Pekar collaborator Gary Dumm. (Story © 2004 Harvey Pekar, art © 2004 Gary Dumm)

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40 Part 37 – Harvey Pekar

I like Harvey Pekar‘s American Splendor stories very much, and I’ve been trying to collect the original editions for a while now. However, I think that Harvey is in his prime when he does short, non-fictional, review-like comics, like the … Continue reading

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