Joyce Brabner, Pekar's widow and overseer of his estate, put
200 CDs owned by the comic book author, noted jazz critic and
collector, for sale on eBay on Monday. The bids had reached $500
as of Thursday. Bidding ends Saturday.
Jim Brennan, 61, was shot and killed in the basement of the
Brennan's Colony restaurant in Cleveland Heights in a robbery on
June 30. Four suspects, including a man who worked at the
restaurant, have been arrested in connection with the killing.
Pekar chronicled his struggles in working class Cleveland in his
comic books, gaining acclaim and making multiple appearances on
Late Night with David Letterman in the 1980s. He appeared as
himself in "American Splendor," which starred Paul Giamatti as
Brabner said in a video statement on "Joyce Brabner's Harvey
Pekar Page" on Facebook she wanted to give back to the community
that supported her when Pekar died in 2010 at age 70.
The buyer will also receive copies of rare American Splendor
comic books and a movie soundtrack, her eBay posting said.
"Free shipping, but if you pick it up, you get lemonade and
something extra added to the enormous laundry tub this
collection is stored in," Brabner's posting says.
(Reporting by Kim Palmer; Editing by David Bailey and Andre
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