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  • Illustrator J.T. Waldman draws on Harvey Pekar’s ‘Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me’

    July 5, 2012 | 11:08 am

    The Avengers, Spider-Man, Superman, Batman ... and Harvey Pekar?

    Illustrators J.T. Waldman and Arlen Schumer captured the Jewish-American comic book experience as they delivered back-to-back lectures during the 47th annual Association of Jewish Libraries Convention on June 18. The...

  • Harvey Pekar, alt comic writer, dies at 70

    By Adam Wills

    July 12, 2010 | 11:24 am

    Harvey Pekar, writer of the alternative comics series “American Splendor,” which was adapted for a 2003 film, has died. According to the Los Angeles Times, Pekar, a cancer survivor, was found by his wife, Joyce Brabner, early Monday morning at their Cleveland area home; he was 70...

  • Comic Book Icon Battles Everyday Life

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 14, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    In the biopic "American Splendor," cranky comic book icon Harvey Pekar frets in the supermarket. "This may be the shortest line, but I'm taking a risk because it's an old Jewish lady," he says. When the woman argues with the manager, he storms out of the store.

    The banal but...