13.7.10

Harvey Pekar 1939-2010

Cleveland creator of landmark comic strip American Splendor passes away
Harvey Pekar, American Splendor, 1939-2010
Ordinary life is pretty complex stuff.
Harvey Pekar
Comic book writer and jazz critic Harvey Pekar has passed away, aged 70. He is best known as the creator of American Splendor, a long-running series of comic books and graphic novels that portrayed the minutiae of his life as a hospital clerk. In 2003, a film/documentary was made about Pekar and American Splendor, starring Paul Giamatti and Hope Davis.

I think I'll probably spend the day reacquainting myself with some of Pekar's best work. A unique voice.