Posts Tagged ‘Comic Books’

Wow.. News that shakes the comics scene

July 12, 2010

R.I.P. HARVEY PEKAR! “American Splendor” creator dead @ 70.

October 8, 1939 – July 12, 2010

Cleveland icon Harvey Pekar dies

Famed comic-book author found by his wife.
Monday, July 12, 2010

(Cleveland) – Famed Cleveland underground comic book writer Harvey Pekar has died at the age of 70.

Cuyahoga County Coroner’s spokesman Powell Caesar confirmed the news to WTAM 1100 Monday morning.

Pekar was found just before 1:00 am by his wife, Joyce Brabner, in their home in Cleveland Heights.

Cleveland Heights Police Capt. Michael Cannon says Pekar had been suffering from prostate cancer, asthma, high blood pressure and depression. The cause of death is not yet known.

Pekar is best known for his autobiographical “American Splendor” series. In 2003, the series inspired a critically acclaimed film adaptation of the same name in which Pekar was played by actor Paul Giamatti.

Harvey Pekar was born October 8, 1939 in Cleveland. Pekar’s friendship with Robert Crumb led to the creation of the autobiographical comic book series “American Splendor”.

The series began publishing in 1976 and chronicles Pekar’s grousing about work, money and the monotony of life.

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February 27, 2010

Jeff Smith has a birthday so what’s a better time to give props to one of the greatest cartoonist of the last 20 years?


Creator of Bone in 1991, Smith was part of the indipendent publishing boom in the comic book industry, and he is still afloat today. He is an ifluintal force in cartoonists today.

Coffee adverts and the FF

December 1, 2008

I don’t know about you, but after this I’m suddenly in the mood for coffee!!!!!

More proto-muppet commercials.

I also came across this little gim of super hero-dom.. It’s a mid 1970’s Radio production of “The Fantastic Four” one of my favorite all time comic book series. This features a young Bill Murry as “The Human Torch”.