a life of splendor.

the great harvey pekar, amazing maker of american splendor and overall commentator and eccentric died today. our lives are a little bleaker because of it.

Harvey Pekar, Who Chronicled Ordinary Lives in ‘American Splendor’ Comics, Dies

Harvey Pekar, the irascible writer who spun the mundane details of his own life and the quotidian existences of his fellow Cleveland residents into comic-book narratives, and who showed that the comic-book panel could include everyday feelings of anxiety and disappointment as easily as it does the adventures of costumed heroes, has died, The Plain Dealer of Cleveland reported. He was 70.

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~ by nadstina on July 12, 2010.

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