Harvey Pekar, Dead at 70

In MemoriumHarvey Pekar was 70. His "American Splendor" comics, which he began publishing in 1976, chronicled his grousing about work, money and the monotony of life.

Here's his classic appearance on Letterman from 1988 when he got banned from the show.

And if you haven't yet seen American Splendor, the 2003 biopic starring Paul Giamatti as Harvey Pekar, you're missing out. It's fantastic.



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Tom

Of course you are going to get no replies Mike, cause probably none of the youngsters knew this guy. This guy was one of the great guests that Letterman had on. He was real!!! None Letterman gets on these douches that either talk about their kids or their movies.

Harvey was an original.

July 13, 2010 @ 12:40 PM

carolyn

I knew him, and I own that movie. I thought I was the only person on the planet who did! :0)

July 14, 2010 @ 3:16 PM

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