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November 17, 2004
In "American Splendor" the main character, Harvey Pekar, is a comic writer with a character based on his life, asks the question. "Am I a man who writes a comic about a character or am I just a character and the comic will go on after I'm dead?" The movie asks this question of the audience. What is it that you can do that will out live you? Harvey never seems to change but that seems to be his point. There are no happy endings with all the loose ends tied, just more loose ends to try and tie up.