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Harvey Pekar

Harvey Pekar, a native of Cleveland, is best known for his autobiographical slice-of-life comic book series American Splendor, a first person account of his downtrodden life. He is also a jazz critic whose reviews have been published in The Boston Herald, The Austin Chronicle, and Jazz Times. He has done freelance work for the critically acclaimed radio station WKSU and has appeared many times on Late Night with David Letterman.

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American Splendor
Written by Harvey Pekar
Ballantine Books | Trade Paperback | July 2003
$24.00/28.00(Canada) | 978-0-345-46830-7 (0-345-46830-9)

The inspiration for the award-winning movie
from HBO Films and Fine Line Features

AMERICAN SPLENDOR
The Life and Times of Harvey Pekar

Two classic comic anthologies in one volume

Stories by Harvey Pekar

Introduction by R. Crumb

Art by Kevin Brown, Gregory Budgett, Sean Carroll, Sue Cavey, R. Crumb, Gary Dumm, Val Mayerik, and Gerry Shamray

The classic... Read more






Huntington, West Virginia "On the Fly"
Written by Harvey Pekar
Villard | Trade Paperback | April 2011
$19.95/22.95(Canada) | 978-0-345-49941-7 (0-345-49941-7)

With an appreciation by Anthony Bourdain
 
HAVE ATTITUDE, WILL TRAVEL
 

Harvey Pekar changed the face of comics when his American Splendor series replaced traditional slam-bang superhero action with slice-of-life tales of his own very ordinary existence in Cleveland, Ohio, as a file clerk, jazz-record collector, and philosophical curmudgeon. Much... Read more






Macedonia
Written by Harvey Pekar and Heather Roberson, Illustrated by Ed Piskor
Villard | Trade Paperback | June 2007
$17.95/23.00(Canada) | 978-0-345-49899-1 (0-345-49899-2)

“Pekar has proven that comics can address the ambiguities of daily living, that like the finest fiction, they can hold a mirror up to life.”
–The New York Times

For years Heather Roberson, a passionate peace activist, has argued that war can always be avoided. But she has repeatedly faced counterarguments that fighting... Read more





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