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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 months 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

Let’s revisit that time David Letterman lost his cool and told a guest to “shut the fck up”

When comic book writer Harvey Pekar railed against the GE exec on live TV, Letterman had to shut it down quickly

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

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

2 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

2 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 »

Five For Friday #320 -- The You Can Count On Me Club

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

Get A Peek Inside The Daily Life Of Steve Rogers With 'American Captain'

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

50 Comics Positives In 2012: Harvey Pekar's Cleveland

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

How does Captain America cope with modern life? By keeping a diary comic

3 years agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

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 »

A Few More Holiday Guide Add-Ins, Suggestions

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

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