Harvey Pekar (1939-2010), Underground Comic Book Writer

Cleveland based underground comic book writer Harvey Pekar has died at age 70. He’s best known for his autobiographical series and film “American Splendor”.

Pekar Project

Harvey recently teamed up with SMITH Magazine to work on the Pekar Project, collaborating with series of artists to create a web comic series.

Harvey made several controversial appearances on Late Night with David Letterman in the late 1980s, ultimately leading to Letterman banning him as a guest until the early 1990s.

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