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 »
Five For Friday #320: Name The Five Most Dependable Comics Characters In Order Of Who You'd Call To Help You Move 1. Captain America 2. Harvey Pekar 3. Ray Dominguez 4. Wonder Woman 5. Captain Easy from a suggestion by Stergios Botzakis
What happens when you mix Steve Rogers, Harvey Pekar and James Kochalka together? Apparently, the answer is Steve Rogers' American Captain, a fictional diary comic by America's favorite super-soldier that helps him try to make sense of the world... Read more Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments
I haven't read all of the recent posthumous Harvey Pekar material, but I was touched by his collaboration with Joseph Remnant, Cleveland, in that it seemed slightly mournful and sad while still very much like Pekar's best and frequently crabby work. Show More Summary
Steve Rogers studied fine arts before becoming Captain America, so why not give him an artist outlet? In Steve Roger's American Captain (a play on Harvey Pekar's American Splendor and James Kochalka's American Elf) Cap starts keeping a diary comic as he tries to adjust to life in the 21st century—a world filled with gods, monsters, and iPhones. More »
181. A Print From Joseph Remnant I thought Remnant's work in this year's Harvey Pekar's Cleveland was really good, and certainly the above print, "Comics Carrier," is a lot of fun. I'm thinking about this one as a self-gift. 182. The...Show More Summary
New York Comic Con attendance maxes out! Harvey Pekar statue unveiled! How marketers use NYCC! Interviews with Chris Claremont and Emma Vieceli! Plus more!
Comic book writer Harvey Pekar, known for the American Splendor series, is reported by The News-Herald as receiving honors from the Cleveland Public Library and the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library System. Apparently...Show More Summary
Here's the local newspaper report. I'm happy for the family members that wanted this done, and any way to remember that particularly Cleveland institution and crucial comics creator is great by me.
FOR MONTHS NOW, Joyce Brabner had considered the question. She had continued to wear her wedding ring after husband Harvey Pekar’s death in 2010. Even as she worked on a way to pay tribute to the comics legend, she eventually began to move forward with her life. And so she wondered: Read full article >>
Two years after his death, American Splendor creator Harvey Pekar will be recognized with a bronze statue created in honor of his life and work on display at a library he frequented in his beloved Cleveland.... Read m Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments
so next month is the Harvey Pekar statue dedication program; I don't know that I had seen any hint of what it is to look like until this link. Cassie-la on Underwater Welder. not sure I know what's going on here or why I kept the link, but I like this photo from the Helsinki Comics Festival. Show More Summary
Detroit still waits for Robocop.
Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me. By Harvey Pekar and J.T. Waldman. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, 2012. 176 pp.
Free spirit Harvey Pekar is muzzled on Zionism, posthumously
I'm thinking maybe so. This is a movie version-era picture of Harvey Pekar Stack uploaded in 2010.
It's hard to overstate Harvey Pekar's impact on independent comics. His work on American Splendor and other autobiographical comics made the mundane workings of everyday life as much a part of the comics medium as fantastical stories about... Read more Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments
On the second anniversary of comic book author Harvey Pekar's death, book critic David L. Ulin looks at the posthumously published "Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me."