July 12th, 2010

2010

RIP Harvey Pekar

Harvey Pekar was a pioneer of the autobiographical comic book and it was working with him on THE QUITTER that put me on the map in our beloved industry. Harvey lived life and every last detail was written and drawn and published. He couldn't have done half of it without his wife, Joyce Brabner. The best way to honor Pekar now is to read his life, just like he would have wanted you to.
--Dean Haspiel



[when I first met Harvey and his family]


[King Con, Brooklyn, NY 2009. When I last saw Harvey.]

NEWS LINKS:

http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2010/07/cleveland_comic-book_legend_ha.html

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/music/2010/07/12/2010-07-12_harvey_pekar_writer_of_american_splendor_comic_books_dead_at_70.html

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/07/12/harvey-pekar-who-chronicled-ordinary-lives-in-american-splendor-comics-dies/?src=mv