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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.