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I didn't see a thread about this, so I took the liberty.

Independent comics legend Harvey Pekar died today in his home in Cleveland, Ohio.

Pekar is most famous for his underground, auto-biographical comic series American Splendor, which documented his mundane life as a file clerk in Cleveland.



Pekar viewed the comic book medium as having more potential than the mainstream publishers at the time(i.e., Marvel and DC), would allow, viewing that they mostly fell into formulas.

New issues of the series continued to be published as recently as 2008. In 2003, the series became a feature film, starring Paul Giamatti as Pekar.

I saw Pekar speak at my University in late 2009. Though age and health had visibly taken their tole, Pekar remained as ardent in his belief that comic books have the potential to be a medium of uninhibited creativity.
I'll play it and tell you what it is later.
-Miles Davis