American Splendor has ratings and 11 reviews. The classic collection of the comics that inspired the movie American Splendor, winner of the Grand Jur. American Splendor is a series of autobiographical comic books written by Harvey Pekar and drawn by a variety of artists. The first issue was published in and the most recent in September , with publication occurring at irregular intervals. Publishers have been, at various times, Harvey Pekar himself, Dark Horse . American Splendor: The Life and Times of Harvey Pekar . The joyfully downbeat stories of everyday life penned by Cleveland, Ohio native Harvey Pekar, who died in July , elevated comic books.

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The honesty about unpleasant or sad aspects of the authors personality and experiences end up making it more endearing – even when he seems crude and mean again, assuming they are sincere. I remember seeing Pekar once on TV, in an appearance on “Late Night with David Letterman” which must have been the one on August 31,according to an article by James Hynesabout whose own work I’ve written before. Please try again later.

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Miserable comics about life-as-it’s-really-lived by Harvey that is. Sep 03, Kevin Wright rated it really liked it Abd Tom Willard rated it really liked it Nov 15, Want to Read saving…. It seizes the march of time that superhero comics so desperately seek to avoid and turns it into an advantage. In the latter years, his stories and thoughts are just ramblings in my honest opinion.


American Splendor: The Life and Times of Harvey Pekar

If it sounds boring, trust me, it’s not. But not comics as we know them. One of the truly great comics About half of the ten people in the room really enjoyed these illustrated stories about nothing and thought Pekar a sympathetic character; the other half found him insufferably whiny and his stories pointless. I especially love Pekar’s stories of obsessively hustling old jazz records and the alienation he feels as a Midwesterner and self-proclaimed “working class intellectual.

Ridin’ The Dog Table of Contents: Funny, interesting, and sometimes profound, Harvey Pekar is well worth checking out. I’d be intrigued to see the amerrican not seen the whole thing.

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And yet, despite not being a solo effort, American Splendor expanded the possibilities of comics as a medium of hrvey personal expression. Also, Toby and the “Revenge of the Nerds” story is featured here.

Bob Rains rated it it was amazing Nov 27, In some of the stories, he urges us to live a decent life. You might see a city bus, or the inside of a V. In other projects Wikiquote. In the movie the actor playing Harvey goes to see the play about Harvey in which Harvey is played by another actor lief also meets the real Harvey. Track your recent orders Use Your Account to view or change your orders.


Retrieved from ” https: It should be the most boring comic on the face of the earth, and yet, I found it moving and relatable. Here is the best of Teh Splendor and other comics by Harvey Pekar, including never-before-seen material.

But, to have to track down artists to bring your singular visions to fruition on the comics page is another. Mar 14, Andrew rated it liked it Shelves: I highly recommend it, I mean even if you didn’t like the movie, “American Splendor” is so fascinating!

It’s literally 48 panels of R. Refresh and try again.

Pekar gets sick in an annoying for him but oof threatening way: Harvey Lawrence Pekar was an American underground comic book writer best known for his autobiographical American Splendor series. And I know, Pekar and Crumb are old-school, but gotta start somewhere And I do wonder whether he would’ve just died alone had he never encountered Robert Crumb during his youth I have a busy life, and I appreciate being off the hook in this manner.

He collected records and through that obsession he met Robert Crumb, who you all know to be the most famous “underground comics” artist ever. I’ve read his comics before, but not the entire anthology.

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