Posts Tagged ‘R.I.P.’

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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THE QUEEN IS DEAD! LONG LIVE THE QUEEN …..

December 13, 2008

…. whomever that’s gonna be…

As I feared, Bettie Page Interstellar pinup Queen Goddess, passed on to the next level last night!

http://www.bettiepage.com/obit/obit.html

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April 22 1923 – Dec 11 2008

With deep personal sadness I must announce that my dear friend and client Bettie Page passed away at 6:41pm PST this evening in a Los Angeles hospital. She died peacefully but had never regained consciousness after suffering a heart attack nine days ago.

She captured the imagination of a generation of men and women with her free spirit and unabashed sensuality. She is the embodiment of beauty.

SPOILER ALERT : Supposedly this is Bettie at 80… strange it was posted somewhere, being that there was such a mystique about wanting to be photographed in her later years.
(Sorry for the nudity but there is nothing offensive about this dames body!)

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