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Famed titan of the graphic novel form, the  pop-eyed, irascible Harvey Pekar was found dead in his home in Cleveland, Ohio on Monday at age 70. Nearly as famous for his irritating, subversive appearances on the David Letterman Show as for American Splendor, his seminal series of graphic novels, Pekar was, according to collaborator R. Crumb, "the soul of Cleveland," hence, the soul of America.

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  1. RWB

    Houston artist Scott Gilbert illustrated a very memorable Harvey Pekar story–about bad jobs, not surprisingly.

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