Very sad to hear of the death of Harvey Pekar, someone I respected greatly and whose writing meant a lot to me. It was only recently that I posted an article I had written about him on this site. My thoughts on his work are probably best articulated in that article and you can read it here if you so wish. I wasn’t aware he was ill and so the news came as a bit of a shock. For those who haven’t read any of his books or seen the film American Splendor I would urge you to do so. The cultural world is a lesser place without him, but probably just as complex. So long Harvey, you did a great job.

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