Harvey Pekar: Remembering an Entrepreneur

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Born October 8, 1939, he died early in the morning July 12, 2010 at his home in Cleveland Heights. He is a famous American comic strip writer known best for writing the comic strip “American Splendor” where he chronicles the every day life of the every day man. He created an entire career out of things we do all the time.

He started out as a file clerk at a VA Hospital and through the advice of friends (see “reverse interview” and “Networking“) he made a career out of his hobby, and spent his life doing what he loved.

Famously a “curmudgeon”, you can see his trademark curmudgeon-ry here in this clip of an interview with David Letterman:

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