Pekar Hosts Marketing Seminar?

Yep, it’s true. Harvey Pekar, the famed underground comic book creator and subject of the award-winning 2003 film, American Splendor, is set to discuss marketing during a special even in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio.

The public is invited to attend as Pekar talks about how his views on the importance of marketing his work have evolved over time. The comical curmudgeon will highlight the triumphs and struggles in his life that took him from low-income file clerk to celebrated cult figure.

Pekar painted intimate portraits of his own life with his American Splendor series of comics. The installment American Splendor: Our Cancer Year earned him the Harvey Kurtzman Award and spotlights the sense of reality he sought to bring to the world of comic books. Currently, Pekar is working on graphic novels which will be published by Random House Inc. and DC Comics’ Vertigo book line.

A presentation of the Cleveland American Marketing Association, the event will be held at Downtown Cleveland’s Hilton Garden Inn on Sept. 14th from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. More information can be found at