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The writing is done and the art is turned in. But there’s still work to do. I think the design and presentation of books—not just graphic novels—gets overlooked. To me, the way the information is delivered is as important to and a key part of the content itself. Again, much like with color, if it’s not adding to the story and the narrative then it’s wasted space.
HARVEY PEKAR 1939-2010
Harvey Pekar was the first writer I brought into Vertigo. My first week on the job. Needless to say, I was pretty excited.
Now it’s six years later and suddenly, Harvey is gone.
The Harvey Awards have announced their nominees for this year's awards. Named in honor of the late Harvey Kurtzman, the awards will be presented August 28 in Baltimore, in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con.
Comic book legend Harvey Pekar's death yesterday has been reported on by many mainstream news outlets.
Best known for his legendary autobiographical AMERICAN SPLENDOR series, which was published independently and also by Vertigo in recent years, Harvey Pekar was a unique and definitive voice in the industry that will never be replicated. We’d like to take a moment to share one of Pekar’s contributions to DC.