Facts about Harvey Pekar

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Harvey Pekar is a famous Writer from USA, he/she is still alive and was born October 8, 1939.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac libra, who is known for Balance, Justice, Truth, Beauty, Perfection. Our collection contains 30 quotes who is written / told by Harvey.

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Famous quotes by Harvey Pekar (30)


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"It's extremely seldom that anybody wants me to change what I've written about them. Generally I portray them in a good light, if they're friends"
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"It makes you feel good to know that there's other people afflicted like you"
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"I'm a guy that likes to sit in one place"
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"I think the people who would be the least interested in my work would be people who read lots of comic books"
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"I came up with American Splendor. Some people think it's American Squalor"
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"It seemed to me you could do anything in comics. So I started doing my thing, which is mainly influenced by novelists, stand-up comedians, that sort of thing"
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"I'd been familiar with comics, and I'd collected 'em when I was a kid, but after I got into junior high school, there wasn't much I was interested in"
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"I continue to be disappointed that people don't try and diversify the kind of work they are doing in comics"
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"Plays have been made of my comics"
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"My work looks like a comic book in form, but it's not a typical comic book in content. I write autobiographical stuff"
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"I thought I had a great opportunity when I started doing my comic book in 1972. I thought there was so much territory to work in"
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"I think comics have far more potential than a lot of people realize"
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"I met Robert Crumb in 1962; he lived in Cleveland for a while. I took a look at his stuff. Crumb was doing stuff beyond what other writers and artists were doing. It was a step beyond Mad"
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"I don't write about certain arguments I have with my wife. I'd get my head torn off if wrote about certain things"
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"I decided I was going to tell these stories. I went around and met Crumb. He was the cartoonist. I started realizing comics weren't just kid stuff"
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"American Splendor is just an ongoing journal. It's an ongoing autobiography. I started it when I was in my early 30s, and I just keep going"
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"People writing about me have said that I've influenced a lot of people, and there are some artists who have credited me with influencing them"
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"I try and write the way things happen. I don't try and fulfill people's wishes"
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"Things improved a little bit in the '80s; there was kind of a revival of alternative comics, but then they went downhill in the '90s"
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"I'm doing research for a large comic book on the Beat Generation guys - Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac and those guys"
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"I write scripts in storyboard fashion using stick figures, and thought balloons and word balloons and captions. Then I'll write descriptions of what scenes should look like and turn it over to the artist"
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"There hasn't been enough change in comics to suit me. I don't know why exactly"
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"It didn't take long to establish myself, as far as people thinking my work was good. They liked it from the start"
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"I've probably had my day in the sun. I think I've influenced a lot of comic book writers"
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"I think you can do anything with comics that you could do in just about any art form"
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"The film's success so far involves winning a couple of prizes at Cannes and Sundance, and getting some very nice reviews in newspapers and magazines. That hasn't had a big impact on my life yet"
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"People who are readers of fiction aren't particularly interested in comic books"
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"I really don't have a lot in common with the people who attend the Comic Con. It's like assuming that all people who write prose are the same"
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"Letterman... he got his problems. We don't get along too well"
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"Everybody's like everybody else, and everybody's different from everybody else"


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