Comic book writer Harvey Pekar dies at 70 in Ohio

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. ((AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File))

July 12, 2010 1:36:16 PM PDT
Harvey Pekar, whose autobiographical comic book series "American Splendor" portrayed his unglamorous life with bone-dry honesty and wit, was found dead at home early Monday, authorities said. He was 70.

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