Gary Dumm

I’m a life-long Cleveland resident and artist who worked with Harvey Pekar on American Splendorsince Pekar began self-publishing that comic 35 years ago. I’ve shown my artwork in exhibitions nationally from Cleveland to San Francisco and internationally from Canada to Germany. My cartoons have been shown in Entertainment Weekly, the New York Times, the VillageVoice and France’s le Monde and in Cleveland SceneFree Times and Plain Dealer.

Currently I write and draw pieces for Music Makers Rag (biographies of blues musicians helped by that organization out of North Carolina) and am juggling several graphic novel projects. My talented wife, Laura, adds color to my work as required, allowing me to do that much more in black and white.