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Movie Review: Fiction poisons reality in Actor Martinez, an offbeat portrait of a would-be star

Arthur Martinez is a Denver computer technician who moonlights as an actor. He looks something like the late comics writer Harvey Pekar: schlubby and with sideburns, a heavy brow, and a mess of thinning hair. As the star of Actor Martinez,...Show More Summary

Confessions of a Bernie Bro

Some on the left seem to make it their mission to invite the contempt of others. I’m always reminded of an appearance by the late Harvey Pekar on David Letterman’s show, decades ago. Pekar’s message could be boiled down to, I’m the left, and you all suck. Ah, politics. Winning friends and influencing people! His […]

splendorous american: harvey pekar, 1939-2010

2 years agoMusic / Jazz : ListenGood

Harvey Pekar was pissed at me. He told me so himself but I'd seen it coming because, as a parting gift, the outgoing editor of the jazz magazine I'd just taken the reins of had repeated to Harvey my criticisms--all legitimate--of his article about Jazz at Lincoln Center, knowing it would raise his substantial ire. Show More Summary

FFF Results Post #435 -- Day Jobs

On Friday, CR readers were asked to "Name Five Comics-Makers That For Part Of Their Comics Career Had A Job Not In Comics." This is how they responded. Michael Buntag 1. Vera Brosgol -- Animator/Storyboard Artist 2. Harvey Pekar -- File Clerk 3. Show More Summary

Brian Carpenter & The Confessions – “Beautiful Jane” (Stereogum Premiere)

2 years agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Boston musician Brian Carpenter is one of those guys who has worked with so many big names that he seems bound to become a big name himself. Swans, Marc Ribot, Harvey Pekar, and Colin Stetson are among Carpenter’s collaborators, and his own music with Brian Carpenter & The Confessions exudes the sort of dignified darkness […]

New Harvey Pekar Park embraces people as uncommonly common as he was

EVERY SO OFTEN, since Harvey Pekar’s death five summers ago, local officials in Harvey’s old Ohio neighborhood would ask the great graphic novelist’s widow and comics collaborator, Joyce Brabner, about the possibility of putting up a big Pekar billboard on these Cleveland Heights streets — some dedicated signage to celebrate this favorite son. Show More Summary

Cleveland Heights Honors Late Writer with Harvey Pekar Park

The late writer Harvey Pekar, often called Cleveland’s unofficial poet laureate, was celebrated Saturday with the dedication of a park in his name.

Shorties (The Literary Celebrity of Joan Didion, New Kurt Vile Music, and more)

The New Republic examined the literary celebrity of Joan Didion. Stream a new Kurt Vile song. Cleveland's Harvey Pekar Park to open Saturday. Lou Barlow discussed the Kids soundtrack with Stereogum on the film's 10th anniversary. The Guardian listed the...

Grave Sightings: Harvey Pekar

2 years agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

“Oy!! What do you want from my life, anyway?”

Z2 Comics Announces New Creator-Owned Line of Periodicals

Z2 Comics, a publisher known as a boutique publisher of graphic novels from names including Paul Pope, Harvey Pekar and Dean Haspiel, announced today that it's expanding into the world of old-fashioned floppy comics. The line will debut...Show More Summary

David Letterman: How Harvey Pekar became one of his greatest recurring guests

IT WAS ODD, a quirky approach, as if the comic bit, in the minds of the show’s writers, could snidely be subtitled The Hoosier and the Loser. Several years in, as the upstart following Carson, David Letterman and his “anti-talk show”...Show More Summary

Assembled, Zipped, Transferred And Downloaded: News From Digital

By Tom Spurgeon apparently Anne Elizabeth Moore and Melissa Mendes will be doing a series of short comics about Harvey Pekar. so yesterday I bought Katie Skelly's 10-page PDF birthday comic about Tonya Harding, which is a hell of a sentence to write. Show More Summary

In His Final Book, Harvey Pekar Explains Israel to You

3 years agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

When Harvey Pekar died in 2010, he left behind a book-length collaboration with illustrator JT Waldman called Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me. Israel, which was in process at the time of Pekar's death, is a rarity in Pekar's body of work, which is mostly interested in anecdotes and the quotidian details of his life as a file clerk in Cleveland. Show More Summary

Go, Watch: Joyce Brabner Offers Up 200+ Jazz CDs From Harvey Pekar's Collection For Local Family

David Lasky noted here that Joyce Brabner, the late Harvey Pekar's widow, is offering up on eBay some two hundred jazz CDs of the writer's along with some other related items, to benefit a Cleveland Heights family. The auction is here. Show More Summary

Stuff That Is Both Real and Good

4 years agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Dennis Eichhorn has been publishing autobiographical comics under the Real Stuff banner for decades now. Eichhorn's comics share some DNA with Harvey Pekar's comics—he's got a similar voice, and he similarly works with great artists—but his strips are generally more exciting. Show More Summary

Books: Inventory: Rebels and recluses: 10 essential graphic-novel biographies

1. Chester Brown, Louis Riel: A Comic-Strip Biography (2003) From Harvey Pekar’s American Splendor to Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis, the most revered and bestselling graphic novels are often autobiographical. It’s not hard to see why....Show More Summary

Big Mouth: The Pat Moriarity Highlight Film

4 years agoHumor : Boing Boing

Who be better to introduce our latest regular Boing Boing cartoonist than the late Harvey Pekar? Look for a selected classic Big Mouth comic by Pat Moriarity each week! - Mark

Film: Watch This: Harvey Pekar’s ordinary life is pretty complex stuff in American Splendor

Every day, Watch This offers staff recommendations inspired by a new movie coming out that week. This week: In honor of 12 Years A Slave, The Fifth Estate, Kill Your Darlings, and Camille Claudel 1915—all opening in the next few days—we...Show More Summary

Watch Paul Giamatti Reenact Romantic Scenes From Twilight, Magic Mike, and You’ve Got Mail

Paul Giamatti has more than proved his ability to play what we like to call the "apoplectic villains" (Marty Wolf in Big Fat Liar, Hertz in Shoot 'Em Up) and "weaselly whiners" (Harvey Pekar in American Splendor, Miles in Sideways). But it struck us that he's never really been cast ... More »

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