Harvey Pekar, writer of 'American Splendor' comic, dead at 70
The comic book writer's autobiographical "American Splendor" was made into a 2003 film starring Paul Giamatti.
Aug. 12, 2003
Harvey Pekar and his wife, Joyce Brabner, shared writing credits for the 2003 film adaptation of "American Splendor" in addition to appearing in it as themselves.
Pekar's comic books, the first published in 1976, centered around his life in Cleveland.
May 18, 2003
Pekar, Brabner and their foster daughter Danielle pose for the film "American Splendor" during the 56th Cannes Film Festival.
Aug. 7, 2003
Cast members and real life characters from the film "American Splendor" arrive for the film's premiere in Hollywood. From left are actor Judah Friedlander, who plays Toby Radloff, Toby Radloff, Pekar and actor Paul Giamatti, who plays Pekar.
Paul Giamatti appears as Pekar, a struggling writer by night and office worker peon by day in this scene from the film "American Splendor."
Pekar as drawn in the "American Splendor" comic.
A panel from "Quitter," written by Pekar and illustrated by Dean Haspiel.
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