Harvey Pekar dead at 70

He had been suffering from prostate cancer, asthma, high blood pressure and depression.


The Big E

about 14 years ago

I worked one summer in the file room at the Wade Park VA hospital.   Sad to say that I don't remember him at all--I was pretty bemused some years later to learn that one of my co-workers was famous.


about 14 years ago

Yeah, hearing this this morning pretty much spoiled the day/week.

Barrett Chase

about 14 years ago

His work is what inspired me to try my hand at cartooning. Too bad the cancer finally got him after a 20-year fight. His book, Our Cancer Year, is harrowing.


about 14 years ago

Forget LeBron, Harvey was the Real Deal from Cleveland. Check out the nytimes obit to learn more about the confounding genius named Harvey. 
Harvey Pekar, 'American Splendor' Creator, Dies at 70


about 14 years ago

Man, this news ruined me for a day or two.

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