BACKED UP SEWER PIPES CREATE OPPORTUNITY TO SATISFY RECENT DEMAND FOR HARVEY PEKAR DOLLS + BOXES OF ORIGINAL ISSUES OF AMERICAN SPLENDOR
To ransom my car from emergency repair at an out of state dealership last month, I raised enough funds by selling near-complete sets of the original (magazine sized) American Splendor... Read more
Harvey Pekar Dolls Unleashed!
I think everyone expecting to get a Harvey Pekar doll + various surprises rec'd their brown paper packages by now. If not, write Harvey.Pekar.Estate@gmail.com
People are starting to take pictures... Read more
Harvey Pekar Inaction Figures in Action: Send Me Your Pix!
They're out there-- most of them, anyway, all stitched up and now spotted making mayhem or being mundane or whatever they would be expected to do with their new friends.... Read more
I just sent everybody-- and I do mean everybody, even the $1-3 donors-- these postcards, because I was feeling so good. OK, this was not exactly good fiscal management but... Read more
A Closer Look
Here's a video tour of the Harvey Pekar Comics as Art & Literature Memorial Sculpture and Desk that you all helped make happen.
I'll have more to show and... Read more
Here It Is!
This is the best picture I've seen so far, taken just after the statue and desk was unveiled by Peggy Turbett of the Cleveland Plain Dealer:
Tomorrow's the Big Day!
The whole sculpture and desk is installed, hidden under an enormous multicolored parachute, waiting for the big reveal tomorrow at 2:00 PM at the Cleveland Hts-University Hts Public Library. ... Read more
Finishing the Sculpted "Comics Are Words & Pictures" Page
Here's how the page Irina Koukhanova sculpted turned out:
Cleveland Public Library puts Harvey on New Library Cards
The downtown (big) Cleveland Public Library will include Harvey's face on new library cards beginning Monday. Patrons can turn in their plain vanilla library cards for one with art showing... Read more
Some 250 more packets are on their way to the post office even as we speak. These do not include the much-too-late replacements for any Winter Holiday packages that went... Read more
Creating the Comic Book Page for the Statue
Yes, yes, yes...! Working from a little script I wrote, JT Waldman (who illustrated Harvey's NOT THE ISRAEL MY PARENTS PROMISED ME) drew a comic book page that is here... Read more
The Postcards I'll be Sending
That handwriting Harvey fell in love with is now turning into an ever expanding and loopy scrawl as I hand address gazillion more envelopes for Kickstarter donor rewards. When it... Read more
Your Own Very Official Invitation
Statue and Plaque Dedication at Library: October 14 at 2 PM
“Ordinary life is pretty complex stuff,” said author and comics pioneer Harvey Pekar.
Heights Libraries and the Friends of... Read more
Exciting, Exciting, Exciting! Things Are Really Beginning to Heat Up!
The Harvey Pekar Comics as Art & Literature Memorial Desk and Sculpture gets unveiled in only two weeks and all kinds of things are happening now. Here's where I start... Read more
Posters and Stickers Revealed at SPX 2012
Hot off the press and into the Toyota they went, so I could offer some on a sliding scale to donors* at Small Press Expo 2012. Did I sell any... Read more
Visit 2: What Joyce Did With Her Wedding Ring
If you watch carefully, you'll get a quick glimpse at the end of the posters I've promised so many of you, fresh off the press at Jakprints (Cleveland, OH). I... Read more
You are all, of course, invited...
Harvey Under Wraps
This is either Harvey enduring a Star Trek transporter malfunction or Harvey as the Ghost of Chanukah Past, Present or Future:
This part of the statues is now under... Read more
Harvey Has Hands
Here's a follow up to the (on video) discussion about how to mold Harvey's hands.
To get the detail, sculptor Justin Coulter used wax.
Now much more "Oy, vey!"
Spy on Us: Your Kickstarter $$$ at Work
My house looks (still) like the world's most chaotic small press and stuffed doll order fulfillment center and packing station. I seem to be keeping track of who is owed what... Read more
Hurry up and wait! Reward Update
I am now home. I went to the UK to work on my own damn book. Then I went to Toronto and made a speech. When I returned, I found... Read more
"Harvey Pekar's Cleveland" In Stores and Soon, (Some) Mailboxes
Whew! The new book is in stores today or easily ordered from Top Shelf Comix-- and even in a downloadable version that Harvey wouldn't have understood, at all. His... Read more
How to Get a Copy of Alan Moore's Harvey Pekar Videoconference?
Added to the FAQ: OK... You offer "A phone call-- if not a coffee date-- with one of the stars of the film, AMERICAN SPLENDOR." Who do I get to hang with?
You have $1,500 to contribute to the cause and you're worrying about hanging with good company? I always thought people with that kind of discretionary income never... Read more
Video in Update #4 is finally-- FINALLY-- unlocked! No password needed.
Here it is again, for those of you breathless with anticipation-- or aghast at my folly.
Kickstarter says this project is already 100% funded. Do you really need more money?
Well... yes. Joyce low balled project costs, expecting to be able to make up the difference. But there are some tax problems, etc. Here's the latest:
Faber-Castell to Stock Harvey Pekar Library Statue Desk with Supplies
This just in from Faber-Castell (http://www.faber-castell.us/14786/Welcome/index_ebene2.aspx):
We've secured a donation that will fill some drawers in the Harvey Pekar Library Statue Comics as Art & Literature Deskwith materials needed... Read more
Alan Moore Offers to Video Chat With Backers - New Reward!
Alan's video was too long to post on Kickstarter, but may be viewed in its entirety... Read more
Someone has a nose for fine print!
This person seems to have been paying attention. Or pushed too hard on their <Page Down> key.