For more than 30 years, Harvey Pekar has been writing comics based on his life in Cleveland, collaborating with R. Crumb and other top illustrators and winning an international cult following. ”American Splendor,” a movie based on his life and work, was the surprise hit of this year’s Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Grand Jury Prize. The film went on to take top honors at Cannes and other festivals. The movie will open in U.S. theaters through August and September. We asked Pekar to recount his long journey to the big screen. This is the first feature-length comic he has ever published in a national magazine.
Posted August 15 2003 — 12:00 AM EDT
- Check out these exclusive first season 6 images of Daryl, Glenn, and Maggie from 'The Walking Dead'
- Beach House details dreamy new single 'Sparks'
- 'Wet Hot American Summer': Watch Netflix's first full trailer
- 'Terminator Genisys': The franchise timeline, explained
- Jimmy Kimmel gives the world's ugliest dog a makeover
- Jon Stewart on Ted Cruz 'Simpsons' impressions: 'weirdest f---ing thing I've ever seen'
- Demi Lovato hits back at critics who say new single sounds like Katy Perry