AP is reporting that Harvey Pekar, author and artist behind American Splendor and Our Cancer Year, which he co-wrote with his wife Joyce Brabner, died this morning.
Authorities report that Pekar "had been suffering from prostate cancer, asthma, high blood pressure and depression." An autopsy to determine exact cause of death is expected.
American Splendor won and American Book Award and was later made into a film starring Paul Giammati as Pekar. Our Cancer Year won a Harvey Award for Best Graphic Album.
Pekar was 70.