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My Cancer Year

  1. Harvey Pekar Dead at Age 70

    This is a sad day for comics lovers: Harvey Pekar was found dead by his wife shortly before 1am today. He was 70 years old. The cause of death is unknown. Nowadays, we take it for granted that people can write comic books about anything they want -- not just superheroes -- and that there's a market for them. But that wasn't always the case: Pekar was one of the giants of the medium who, through works like American Splendor and My Cancer Year, established that sequential art is a medium complex enough to take on real-world issues, and subtle enough to present every day life.

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