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Harvey Pekar

Harvey PekarBorn: 8-Oct-1939
Birthplace: Cleveland, OH
Died: 12-Jul-2010
Location of death: Cleveland, OH
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Atheist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: American Splendor

Military service: US Navy (1957)

Creator of American Splendor, a comic book published since 1976. Autobiographical by nature, American Splendor was written by the non-artist Pekar and illustrated by a rogue's gallery of underground cartoonists, including Robert Crumb, Chester Brown, Drew Friedman, Joe Sacco, Jim Woodring, Dean Haspiel, and many others, known and unknown. His life and stories were dramatized in the film American Splendor (2003).

Wife: (div.)
Wife: (div. 1972)
Wife: Joyce Brabner (m. 1983)
Daughter: Danielle Batone (adopted)

    University: (community college, dropped out)

    Shock Treatment
    Polish Ancestry
    Jewish Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Cancer, Lymphoma, Depression, Prostate Cancer

    American Splendor (20-Jan-2003) · Real Harvey
    Comic Book Confidential (10-Sep-1988) · Himself

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