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Harvey Pekar is your American Idol.
Harvey Pekar, left, Joyce Brabner, right, and their foster daughter Danielle, center, pose for the film "American Splendor," directed by American Shari Springer Berman, a life story of grumpy, frumpy comic-book writer Harvey Pekar, during the 56th Film Festival in Cannes, France, Sunday, May 18, 200
Portrait of the anti-hero as a young man. Harvey Pekar flexes his ordinariness.
Harvey Pekar, subject of the nominated best feature film "American Splendor," arrives with his wife, Joyce, for the 2004 IFP Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, Calif., on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2004.
Civil servant to the rescue. A panel from "Quitter," written by Harvey Pekar and illustrated by Dean Haspiel.
In this 1986 file photo comic-book writer Harvey Pekar poses with a copy of his "American Splendor" in his Cleveland Heights, Ohio home. Pekar, whose comic was made into a 2003 film starring Paul Giammati, was been found dead in his Ohio home early Monday, July 12, 2010.