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NEW YORK, Oct 4, 2005 (UPI via COMTEX) -- "American Splendor" comic book author and film subject Harvey Pekar admits he's "pretty flawed," but adds, "I haven't killed anybody yet."

In the years since the 2003 "American Splendor" movie starring Paul Giamatti, Pekar has been working on the next volume of his life story, "Quitter," a graphic novel that hits U.S. book stores Wednesday, the New York Daily News reported Tuesday.

While the "American Splendor" comic book series focused on Pekar's adult life, "Quitter" hones in on his childhood and life as a young adult.

The Cleveland native says the story explains a lot about how he turned into the person he is today.

"I could be a way-worse person than I am," he told the newspaper. "I realize that I'm pretty flawed, but you know -- I haven't killed anybody yet."


Copyright 2005 by United Press International

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