Harvey Pekar | on Frank Norris, Daniel Fuchs & George Ade | Iniquity Press

Harvey Pekar

on Frank Norris, Daniel Fuchs & George Ade

Iniquity Press / Vendetta Books

Artwork by Angela Mark and Michael Shores.

 

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Harvey Lawrence Pekar

(October 8, 1939 – July 12, 2010) was an American underground comic book writer, music critic, and media personality, best known for his autobiographical American Splendor comic series. In 2003, the series inspired a well-received film adaptation of the same name.

Frequently described as the “poet laureate of Cleveland,” Pekar “helped change the appreciation for, and perceptions of, the graphic novel, the drawn memoir, the autobiographical comic narrative.” Pekar described his work as “autobiography written as it’s happening. The theme is about staying alive, getting a job, finding a mate, having a place to live, finding a creative outlet. Life is a war of attrition. You have to stay active on all fronts. It’s one thing after another. I’ve tried to control a chaotic universe. And it’s a losing battle. But I can’t let go. I’ve tried, but I can’t.”

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