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Harvey Pekar is an American underground comic book writer. His friendship with Robert Crumb led to the creation of the autobiographical comic book series “American Splendor”, later adapted as a movie of the same name. In 2003, Pekar released his first non-autobiographical work, “American Splendor: Unsung Hero”, documenting the Vietnam War experience of Robert McNeill, one of Pekar’s African-American coworkers at Cleveland’s VA hospital.
In addition to writing “American Splendor”, Pekar is a prolific jazz and book critic. He has also won awards for essays broadcast on public radio.
Source: Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvey_Pekar