Harvey Pekar, author for 34 years of American Splendor, died today at the age of 70. Thanks to pioneers like Pekar, what were once comic books are now “graphic novels.”
A poignant little clip from the 2003 movie, American Splendor, after the jump.
Harvey Pekar was a great hit at the Frye Festival in 2007, when he sat alone on stage at Theatre L’Escaouette, under a bright light, and answered questions for an hour and a half from adoring fans. He didn’t prepare a talk or make any kind of statement or give a reading. It was like Harvey Pekar: The Artist is Present. Do with me what you want.