R.I.P. Harvey Pekar. The Jewish comic book writer whose autobiographical series, American Splendor, was made into a 2003 film starring Paul Giamatti, has died at 70. There are no details on the cause of death; Pekar was known to have suffered high blood pressure, prostate cancer, and other ailments.
Here is Pekar meeting television host Anthony Bourdain in what must be remembered as his natural habitat: A homely-but-charming, snowbound neighborhood of Cleveland.
Police: Cult Comic Book Writer Dead at 70 in Ohio [AP/WP]
Cleveland Comic Book Author Harvey Pekar Dead at 70 [Chronicle-Telegram]