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    Harvey Pekar passed away recently.

    http://twitter.com/philhester/status/18366361236

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...le_Lifestyle_5

    I'm deeply ashamed to say I didn't hear about this guy until now. Although my knowledge of western comics are kind of weak.

    R.I.P.

    "The reason I got into comic books was so little had been done with the form," Mr. Pekar told the Vancouver Sun in 2004. "It was as good an art form as any that existed, it's just that for some reason people didn't want to write adult stories."


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    Interesting movie about him:
    American Splendor (2003)

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    I thought I recognised the name, that film was really good, he seemed like an interesting fella. Unfortunately I don't know his work much either, will check him out.

    RIP Harvey x

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    That's sad, I liked him. His old American Splendour comics are worth checking out, if you can find them ... haven't seen the movie yet, though.
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    Pekar appeared numerous times on "Late Night" with David Letterman in the 80s. Letterman seemed to enjoy Pekar's caustic, plainspoken style until a particularly nasty rift erupted between them on air, as Harvey strongly criticized Letterman for interrupting his pro-union diatribe against NBC's parent company, GE:



    Along with Crispin Glover's infamous meltdown, this was one of the most notorious Letterman moments from that era.

    TV was worth staying up for in those days...
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