The Pekar T-Shirt (A Deal Harvey Would Love)

July 29th, 2010 by Larry Smith


When we created the “Harvey Heads” T-shirt drawn from the 120+ portraits that an incredible collection of artists/Harvey enthusiasts made as a surprise for the late Harvey Pekar’s 70th birthday, we knew it was cool, but had no intention for it to be a collector’s item. Now with Harvey’s passing wearing the T-shirt takes on a new meaning (and every time I wear it, it sparks a conversation about Pekar with a stranger; a lovely thing). This weekend Spreadshirt is offering free shipping for its partner shops such as SMITH (on the Pekar shirt, a Six-Word Memoir shirt, or any SMITH apparel), so I thought it would be a good time to let everyone know about the Pekar tee again. It’s wearable tribute to a master storyteller, one we miss an awful lot. Use these coupon codes when you checkout: FREEWEEKEND (U.S.), CADFREEWEEKEND (Canada).

You can order your Pekar tee or hoodie here. For more on the making of the Harvey Heads (spearheaded by Pekar Project editor, Jeff Newelt), and a list of the nine artists who contributed to the T-shirt, read an earlier post. Above: a postcard I received from artist Rick Reilly. Rick’s Pekar tee had just arrived and he was moved to record that moment in the best way he knows how.

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    Great idea, I’d like to have such T-shirt! I’m currently studying Pekar’s biography https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvey_Pekar

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    Harvey Pekar was my favourite comic book writer and I’m so sorry he’s gone. I’m studying the History of Art at college and I have a task to choose an artist and write a critical analysis essay. I don’t know even where to start but I have an idea to return to Pekar’s creations. This leads me to regard Writingcheap samples as a basis of my assignment
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