Harvey Pekar spooled out his drab existence as a file clerk struggling to survive petty reverses in a series of comic books.
With searing honesty and mordant wit, Mr. Pekar, who died at age 70, transformed his life's struggles into something worthy of the series title "American Splendor."
Mr. Pekar was found dead at his suburban Cleveland home by police responding to a 1 a.m. Monday call from his wife, Joyce Brabner, the Associated Press reported. An autopsy was planned. He had suffered from multiple health problems in recent years.