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  • Israel in the eyes of Harvey Pekar

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    July 5, 2012 | 4:47 pm

    Ever since Art Spiegelman’s “Maus” won a Pulitzer Prize, no apologies need to be made for the aspirations of comic book artists to enter the realm of literature.  R. Crumb, for example, recently rendered nothing less exalted than the Book of Genesis as a graphic novel.  And...

  • 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...

  • Comic book writer Harvey Pekar dies at 70

    July 13, 2010 | 10:06 am

    Jewish comic book writer Harvey Pekar, who chronicled his life in the autobiographical “American Splendor” series, has died.

    Pekar died early Monday morning in his Cleveland-area home. He was 70. Pekar had prostate cancer, asthma, high blood pressure and clinical depression,...

  • 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...