Harvey Pekar, the American underground comic book writer and music critic, was best known for his autobiographical American Splendor comic series. In 1989, Harvey wrote about the Music Maker Blues Revue for an upcoming concert in his hometown of Cleveland. Tim visited with Harvey the next day at his home and together they agreed to do a comic strip on Music Maker artists. Harvey enlisted his long-time illustrator Gary Dumm and wrote the first two comics in the series. When Harvey’s American Splendor became a hit movie in 2003, Gary took the helm and has been creating dozens of these comics ever since.

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