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Harvey steps off an AMERICAN SPLENDOR page & onto a public library desk to celebrate making words and pictures... COMICS!
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    I don't want a reward, although a thank you would be nice. I just want to help.

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    Your name on the list of thank-you's on the Memorial web page. A commemorative postcard snail mailed to you on the day the Harvey Pekar Comics as Art and Literature Memorial is unveiled in an envelope. A strip of Harvey Pekar head stickers, each head drawn by a different artist. If you are outside the USA please add $5 s/h

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    Your name on the list of thank-you's on the Memorial web page. A commemorative postcard snail mailed to you on the day the Harvey Pekar Comics as Art and Literature Memorial is unveiled in an envelope. A strip of Harvey Pekar head stickers, each head drawn by a different artist. A Harvey Heads poster with ALL the heads drawn by over 90 artists from The Pekar Project. If you are outside the USA, please add $10 s/h.

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    WINTER HOLIDAY 2011 SPECIAL!!! Your name on the list of thank-you's on the Memorial web page. A commemorative postcard snail mailed to you on the day the Harvey Pekar Comics as Art and Literature Memorial is unveiled in an envelope. A 2011 Winter holiday card followed by a gift of a book AND some music from Harvey's personal collection selected for you with best wishes by Harvey's widow Joyce and their Danielle, who will do the best they can to get your package to you by the end of the year. If you are outside the USA, please add $10 s/h.

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    A CUP OF TEA AND A LONG WINTER'S CHAT WITH COMICS GIANT ALAN MOORE--

    (Hear Alan explain this all in our just posted video:
    http://vimeo.com/32176575 YES! You may post this anywhere you want.)--

    Alan is helping raise money for the Harvey Pekar Library Statue: Comics as Art & Literature Desk on Kickstarter.com

    In exchange for your $99 pledge, he's offering a several hour-- by invitation only-- video conference from his home in the UK. Viewers may ask impertinent questions. To keep this affordable, split the costs with your friend and plan to gather round your computer.

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    Your name on the list of thank-you's on the Memorial web page. A commemorative postcard snail mailed to you on the day the Harvey Pekar Comics as Art and Literature Memorial is unveiled in an envelope. A strip of Harvey Pekar head stickers, each head drawn by a different artist. A Harvey Heads poster with ALL the heads drawn by over 90 artists from The Pekar Project. A signed copy of Harvey Pekar's penultimate master work, published by Zip Comics: "Harvey Pekar's Cleveland." If you are outside the USA, please add $10 s/h.

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    Your name on the list of thank-you's on the Memorial web page. A commemorative postcard snail mailed to you on the day the Harvey Pekar Comics as Art and Literature Memorial is unveiled in an envelope. A strip of Harvey Pekar head stickers, each head drawn by a different artist. A Harvey Heads poster with ALL the heads drawn by over 90 artists from The Pekar Project. And, as seen in the AMERICAN SPLENDOR movie, an authentic Harvey Pekar doll. If you are outside the USA, please add $20 s/h.

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    Your name on the list of thank-you's on the Memorial web page. A commemorative postcard snail mailed to you on the day the Harvey Pekar Comics as Art and Literature Memorial is unveiled. A strip of Harvey Pekar head stickers, each head drawn by a different artist. A Harvey Heads poster with ALL the heads drawn by over 90 artists from The Pekar Project. 5 different 8.5 by 11 pin up color prints of amazing Harvey heads, each again chosen at random for you-- because ALL of the artists were equally terrific. A signed copy of Harvey Pekar's penultimate master work, published by Zip Comics: “Harvey Pekar's Cleveland.” A VIP invitation to a Harvey Pekar's Cleveland Walking tour, including storytelling lunch with some of Harvey's people. Five tours are planned so far, with dates and times to be determined. If you are outside the USA, please add $10 s/h.

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    Your name on the list of thank-you's on the Memorial web page. A commemorative postcard snail mailed or e-mailed to you on the day the Harvey Pekar Comics as Art and Literature Memorial is unveiled. A strip of Harvey Pekar head stickers, each head drawn by a different artist. A Harvey Heads poster with ALL the heads drawn by over 90 artists from The Pekar Project. A signed copy of Harvey Pekar's penultimate master work, published by Zip Comics: “Harvey Pekar's Cleveland.” A Harvey Pekar Controversy Pack: 1 copy of Harvey's posthumously published book “Yiddishkeit” (Abrams Books) AND 1 copy of his soon to be published “Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me” (FSG) and the Joyce Brabner Controversy Pack. (Harvey's wife did a number of political comics that were banned, ended up in Federal Court houses, bought up and “recycled” by well meaning liberals... but some fell off the truck.) ALSO: An authorized reprinted chapter about much of this from Bissette and Wiater's “Comic Book Rebels” AND your chance to voice feedback to any book on a special phone line. So long as you're moderately civil, your call WILL be returned by Joyce, a Harvey friend or collaborator. If you are outside the USA, please add $ 25 to cover s/h and internat'l phone charges.

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    Your name on the list of thank-you's on the Memorial web page. A commemorative postcard snail mailed to you on the day the Harvey Pekar Comics as Art and Literature Memorial is unveiled in an envelope with a strip of Harvey Pekar head stickers, each head drawn by a different artist. A Harvey Heads poster with ALL the heads drawn by over 90 artists from The Pekar Project. A signed copy of Harvey Pekar's penultimate master work, published by Zip Comics: “Harvey Pekar's Cleveland” A Harvey Pekar Controversy Pack: 1 copy of Harvey's posthumously published book “Yiddishkeit” (Abrams Books) AND 1 copy of “Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me” (FSG) and the Joyce Brabner Controversy Pack: (Harvey's wife did a number of political comics that were banned, ended up in Federal Court houses-- even bought up and “recycled” by well meaning liberals... but some fell off the truck.) ALSO: An authorized reprinted chapter about much of this from Bissette and Wiater's “Comic Book Rebels” AND your chance to voice feedback to any book on a special phone line. So long as you're moderately civil, your call WILL be returned by Joyce, a Harvey friend or collaborator. PLUS a complete-- or near complete-- set of Harvey's self published and other floppy comics. A number have been set aside for this campaign. If certain numbers run out, expect something else of equal value (we think) to be submitted in its place. If you are outside the USA, please add $ 25 to cover s/h and internat'l phone charges.

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    Your name on the list of thank-you's on the Memorial web page. A commemorative postcard snail mailed to you on the day the Harvey Pekar Comics as Art and Literature Memorial is unveiled in an envelope with a strip of Harvey Pekar head stickers, each head drawn by a different artist. A Harvey Heads poster with ALL the heads drawn by over 90 artists from The Pekar Project. A signed copy of Harvey Pekar's penultimate master work, published by Zip Comics: “Harvey Pekar's Cleveland” A Harvey Pekar Controversy Pack: 1 copy of Harvey's posthumously published book “Yiddishkeit” (Abrams Books) AND 1 copy of “Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me” (FSG) and the Joyce Brabner Controversy Pack: (Harvey's wife did a number of political comics that were banned, ended up in Federal Court houses-- even bought up and “recycled” by well meaning liberals... but some fell off the truck.) ALSO: An authorized reprinted chapter about much of this from Bissette and Wiater's “Comic Book Rebels” AND your chance to voice feedback to any book on a special phone line. So long as you're moderately civil, your call WILL be returned by Joyce, a Harvey friend or collaborator. PLUS a complete-- or near complete-- set of Harvey's self published and other floppy comics. A number have been set aside for this campaign. If certain numbers run out, expect something else of equal value (we think) to be submitted in its place. A phone call-- if not a coffee date-- with one of the stars of the film, AMERICAN SPLENDOR, happy to talk to you about working with Harvey or any other question you've burned to ask about making the movie. You have to get yourself to the coffee shop but we buy the coffee or orange pop. (Sorry if you live in Idaho). If you are outside the USA, please add $ 25 to cover s/h and internat'l phone charges.

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    All the goodies in the $1,000 bag PLUS a $2,000 "Jakprints Gets Harvey Pekar" card. To figure out what that buys, go to Jakprints.com and see what our creative partners can make for you. They've manufactured most of the rewards we are offering here and do spectacular b/w or color comics, printed on demand, CD or DVD packaging, concert merch, custom apparel, banners. signage, art prints-- everything your favorite organization might need to promote a good cause and all kinds of rewards you can offer when you do your own Kickstarter campaign

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    Your name on the list of thank-you's on the Memorial web page. A commemorative postcard snail mailed to you on the day the Harvey Pekar Comics as Art and Literature Memorial is unveiled in an envelope with a strip of Harvey Pekar head stickers, each head drawn by a different artist. A Harvey Heads poster with ALL the heads drawn by over 90 artists from The Pekar Project. A signed copy of Harvey Pekar's penultimate master work, published by Zip Comics: “Harvey Pekar's Cleveland” A Harvey Pekar Controversy Pack: 1 copy of Harvey's posthumously published book “Yiddishkeit” (Abrams Books) AND 1 copy of “Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me” (FSG) and the Joyce Brabner Controversy Pack: (Harvey's wife did a number of political comics that were banned, ended up in Federal Court houses-- even bought up and “recycled” by well meaning liberals... but some fell off the truck.) ALSO: An authorized reprinted chapter about much of this from Bissette and Wiater's “Comic Book Rebels” AND your chance to voice feedback to any book on a special phone line. So long as you're moderately civil, your call WILL be returned by Joyce, a Harvey friend or collaborator. PLUS a complete-- or near complete-- set of Harvey's self published and other floppy comics. A number have been set aside for this campaign. If certain numbers run out, expect something else of equal value (we think) to be submitted in its place. A phone call-- if not a coffee date-- with one of the stars of the film, AMERICAN SPLENDOR, happy to talk to you about working with Harvey or any other question you've burned to ask about making the movie. You have to get yourself to the coffee shop but we buy the coffee or orange pop. (Sorry if you live in Idaho). AND one of two outfits worn by Harvey Pekar (as himself or while portrayed by actor Paul Giamatti) in the Oscar nominated film AMERICAN SPLENDOR. First to pledge gets first pick. Weird? You bet. But some people are into that kind of stuff. If you are outside the USA, don't even think of adding extra $ to cover s/h and internat'l phone charges. We're even.

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