Harvey Pekar

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Top 10 biopics

Cinema has always liked telling a good life story, and all kinds of biography – from the humblest to the starriest – have been given a filmic going-over. The Guardian and Observer's critics pick the 10 best in a very crowded field

12, Dec, 2013 @7:40 AM

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Best graphic novels of 2012
A mother and her metal-head son go on an awkward holiday, while Bryan Talbot produces animal magic, writes Rachel Cooke

Rachel Cooke

30, Nov, 2012 @11:00 AM

Harvey Pekar's Cleveland by Harvey Pekar and Joseph Remnant - review
By James Smart

James Smart

22, May, 2012 @12:30 PM

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My favourite film: Readers' comments – week three

We're picking out your finest responses to our My favourite film series, for which Guardian writers have selected the movies they go back to time and again.

Here's a roundup of how you responded in week three, when the selections were American Splendor, The Red Shoes, The Princess Bride, Rio Bravo and Hoop Dreams

Guardian film

14, Nov, 2011 @5:20 PM

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My favourite film: American Splendor
In our writers' favourite films series, Amy Fleming explains why she is drawn to the biopic of cult comic-book author Harvey Pekar

Amy Fleming

07, Nov, 2011 @11:58 AM

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Harvey Pekar, the American anti-hero who led a comic-book revolution | Ben Myers

The American Splendor author was a humane and masterful storyteller who saw through the artifice of the US mainstream, writes Ben Myers

Ben Myers

15, Jul, 2010 @10:13 AM

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Harvey Pekar obituary

Comic book writer who penned the autobiographical American Splendor

Steve Holland

13, Jul, 2010 @12:56 PM

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American Splendor author Harvey Pekar dies aged 70

Comic book writer acclaimed for chronicles of mundane tribulations of US life found dead at home

Alison Flood

13, Jul, 2010 @12:25 PM

Indie comics legend Harvey Pekar writes jazz opera
The American Splendor author has turned librettist after penning a musical opus … starring himself, of course

Sean Michaels

03, Feb, 2009 @12:10 PM

LA critics honour American Splendor

American Splendor, the film adaptation of Harvey Pekar's cult comic book, has won the best picture award from the LA Film Critics Association

Staff and agencies

08, Jan, 2004 @12:00 PM

Film of the week: Time for a reality check

Film of the week: Harvey Pekar's cult comics, drawn by his friend Robert Crumb, celebrated eccentric working-class people. Now Pekar stars in American Splendor - or does he?

Philip French

04, Jan, 2004 @12:24 AM

Doom with a view

Danny Leigh meets Harvey Pekar, the hero of his own comic strip, American Splendor.

Danny Leigh

19, Dec, 2003 @2:26 AM

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