Comic Riffs: Harvey Pekar


Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 10/14/2012

HARVEY PEKAR: With a dream completed, memorial desk sculpture to be unveiled today in Cleveland

With a dream completed, memorial desk sculpture to be unveiled today in Cleveland.

By Michael Cavna  |  01:53 PM ET, 10/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  harvey pekar, joyce brabner

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 11/18/2011

HARVEY PEKAR MEMORIAL: Oy! What does it take to honor comics’ Everyman already

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Tags:  harvey pekar, joyce brabner, pekar memorial

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 07/13/2011

HARVEY PEKAR: Remembering the man — and legacy — one year later

By Michael Cavna  |  01:16 PM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  harvey pekar, joyce brabner

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 01/03/2011

'Riffs in Review: Remembering 10 cartooning greats who died in 2010

From such authentic street bards as Harvey Pekar and John Callahan to Pulitzer-winning political firebrands like Paul Conrad, some cartooning greats died in 2010. Here is what Comic Riffs and others said about 10 of these talents: TV animator...

By Michael Cavna  |  11:00 AM ET, 01/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  General | Tags:  Alex Anderson, Alex Johns, Frank Frazetta, Harvey Pekar, John Callahan, Leo Cullum, Paul Conrad, Satoshi Kon

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 07/28/2010

From Pekar to Callahan: Why a town's 'favorite son' cartoonist is good for the civic soul

"From my seat in a medium-sized newspaper, I can only advise cartoonists to focus their work on their communities as newspapers focus more and more on the local." That was the advice of the Cincinnati Enquirer's longtime cartooning legend,...

By Michael Cavna  |  11:45 AM ET, 07/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Riffs | Tags:  Harvey Pekar, Jim Borgman, John Callahan, Phil Frank, Richard Thompson

Posted at 06:20 AM ET, 07/13/2010

A PEKAR TRIBUTE: Collaborators & colleagues remember 'sweet, curmudgeonly' Harvey

ED. NOTE: This collection of memories has been updated since it first was published Monday evening. There was much Pekar love in the comics community. Beyond the curmudgeonly persona and larger-than-life onscreen personality, Pekar represented an iconoclast who pioneered...

By Michael Cavna  |  06:20 AM ET, 07/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Interviews With Cartoonists, Interviews With Cartoonists, Interviews With Cartoonists, Interviews With Cartoonists | Tags:  American Splendor, Andrew Farago, Dean Haspiel, Frank Stack, Harvey Pekar, Josh Neufeld, Neil Gaiman, Scott McCloud, Ted Rall, Tom Spurgeon

Posted at 05:51 PM ET, 07/12/2010

Harvey Pekar book editor recalls a 'kind and diffident' man [UPDATED]

UPDATE: This item was originally published at 1:50 p.m. ET Monday. "I would think that he's the only [VA] file clerk to also be a jazz critic, book reviewer for the Washington Post, and comic book writer and have a...

By Michael Cavna  |  05:51 PM ET, 07/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  General, General, General | Tags:  Harvey Pekar, Joyce Brabner, Mike Rhode

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 07/12/2010

Remembering Harvey Pekar, legendary bard of the 'underground' comic book

Harvey Pekar and Joyce Brabner tell their tale in the film "American Splendor." (John Clifford/Courtesy of HBO/Fine Line) HARVEY PEKAR characterized himself as a flunkie of a hospital file clerk. What he really filed, for decades, were some of...

By Michael Cavna  |  01:30 PM ET, 07/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  General, General | Tags:  American Splendor, Harvey Pekar, Our Cancer Year