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Comic book legend Harvey Pekar's death yesterday has been reported on by many mainstream news outlets.
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.
First off, thanks to everyone at Vertigo for supporting my new book and letting me have this extra venue to talk about it. Over the next few days I’ll try to go into as much of the interesting details of my creative process as I can.
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.
In pursuit of his father and using what his cohort Savoy calls “Literary GPS,” Tom travels the streets of London in a maze made out of stories—from Shakespeare to Fielding to Malory…to Taylor? And Lizzie finds herself wandering through a Dickens novel in search of a past she thought she'd left behind. What’s it all mean?