Harvey Pekar

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Birthday
8, 1939
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Jul 12, 2010 (70)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
8, 1939
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Jul 12, 2010 (70)

About

Creator of the "American Splendor" series of comics, which was adapted into both film and stage productions.

Before Fame

He was inspired by fellow underground comic book writer Robert Crumb, whom he met while working for American Greetings in Cleveland, Ohio.

Trivia

He portrayed himself in his semi-autobiographical comic books as a taciturn, obsessive file clerk.

Family Life

He collaborated with his wife on the comic, "Our Cancer Year," which chronicled his diagnosis and subsequent treatment for lymphatic cancer.

Associated With

His "American Splendor" comics were adapted into a 2003 film starring Paul Giamatti.