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photoHarvey Pekar's been called a schlep, a crank, and eternal pessimist. He is the creator of the autobiographical comic series "American Splendor," about his 30 years as a file clerk at a V.A. hospital.

In 2003, Pekar's life became the subject of the movie "American Splendor," which won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and the International Critics' Prize at Cannes.

Hear a conversation with Harvey Pekar about his own American life.


Harvey Pekar is creator of the autobiographical comic "American Splendor." The 2003 movie "American Splendor" is based on his life. He has two new books, "American Splendor Our Movie Year" and "Best of American Splendor."

This program aired on January 25, 2005.

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