American Splendor: The 99% of Life

Abby Zimet

Cranky, briliant underground comic writer Harvey Pekar, 70, was found
this morning in his Cleveland home. His "American Splendor" series
chronicled, for better or worse, an ordinary life, what he used to say was the "99% of life that nobody ever writes about." R.I.P. Long interview here.

"Everybody's like everybody else, and everybody's
different from everybody else." - Harvey Pekar

The first issue

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