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Help Built a Statue Honoring Harvey Pekar and Comics!

3 Nov
American Splendor (film)

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Via The Beat

Since his death last summer, there’s been much talk about honoring the late Harvey Pekar in his native Cleveland with a statue.

Pekar’s widow Joyce Brabner, was uncomfortable with the idea of a heroic monument, so in conjuction with some local artists they;ve come up with a more populist memorial: a statue at the Cleveland Height library hat would also serve as a place where people can read and make comics.

Here’s the Kickstarter page to raise funds.

It’s a FANTASTIC idea – a way to honor one of comics’ greatest voices, and a way to share the love of comics.

I recall Joyce Brabner talking about this idea at the Eisner Awards, and that the original plan was a statue at Harvey Pekar’s gravesite. But they’ve found a better plan: Continue reading

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