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Harvey Pekar

PHOTOS: Cleveland And Its Accordion King

Randy Fox | Posted 07.03.2012 | Travel
Randy Fox

For those interested in seeing an integral part of Rust Belt history, Cleveland is still an essential stop.

What Harvey Pekar Taught Me That No Superhero Ever Could

Dave Scheidt | Posted 01.16.2012 | Chicago
Dave Scheidt

Harvey taught me that everyone has a story however boring, weird, or unflattering that story may be. He showed me that comics were capable of so much more than I could have ever imagined.

How Comics Became Literature for Adults

Douglas Wolk | Posted 08.27.2011 | Books
Douglas Wolk

Thanks to accidents of economics, flashes of artistic inspiration, and flukes of both government and culture, comics have really "grown up."

A Jim Tully Revival: Hobo Author Back in Print

Thomas Gladysz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Thomas Gladysz

Whether or not Tully's work will strike a chord with contemporary readers remains to be seen. Certainly, readers of Jack Kerouac, Charles Bukowski, William Vollmann or Stephen Elliott will find something of interest in Tully's stories and prose.

From No Chocolate Cake to a Reckoning: Conversations with Gin Blossoms, Luke Doucet, and Tony Lunn

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Blues and the Abstract Truth

Susan Sisko Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Susan Sisko Carter

I saw Harvey Pekar, just a few months ago. Harvey's presentation consisted of -- Harvey. Not a single frame of his work was displayed. Not even a cover of American Splendor.

The Collapse of Cleveland: Steinbrenner, Pekar, and James

Jacob Heilbrunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Jacob Heilbrunn

King James would never be able to win and wear a crown in Cleveland. In contrast to the city, he shrank from failure. Perhaps the surprising thing isn't that he left, but that he stayed as long as he did.

Driving Mr. Pekar

Rick Cleveland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Rick Cleveland

Harvey's wife called me and told me that he was feeling kind of depressed, and if I wanted to take him on a road trip, now would be a good time. Over the last couple of years I've fantasized about making that trip with Harvey Pekar.

Harvey Pekar Dead: 'American Splendor' Comic Book Author Dies At 70

AP | THOMAS J. SHEERAN and JAKE COYLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

CLEVELAND — Harvey Pekar, whose autobiographical comic book series "American Splendor" portrayed his unglamorous life with bone-dry honesty and ...

Plan ForYourArt April 22-25

Bettina Korek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

Spring, like art, is full of surprises. From fruit trees to desert festivals to cover artist Mark Bradford's community advocacy, art grows in unexpected places.

American Splendor

Aram Khayatpour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Aram Khayatpour

American Splendor is the story Harvey Pekar's life. Harvey Pekar is a writer who was living in Cleveland and began to write comics about the mundane details of everyday life.