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In 2006, comics legend Harvey Pekar brought his unflinching tales of ordinary life to Vertigo with an all-new run of AMERICAN SPLENDOR, the comic that, 30 years earlier, rose "from the streets of Cleveland" and changed how we look at comics. Often imitated but never duplicated, Pekar proved that he still has the power to "make mundane reality seem like the highest drama" (Entertainment Weekly) in his critically acclaimed Vertigo series.
Now, Harvey Pekar is back with an all-new volume of AMERICAN SPLENDOR, featuring his funniest, most poignant, somber and uplifting stories from the complex life of an ordinary man.
Once again, AMERICAN SPLENDOR pairs Harvey with some of the most exciting, innovative artists currently in comics, including David Lapham (YOUNG LIARS, Stray Bullets), Darick Robertson (THE BOYS), Chris Weston (THE FILTH, Fantastic Four), Dean Haspiel (THE QUITTER, THE ALCOHOLIC), Warren Pleece (INCOGNEGRO), longtime Pekar collaborators Greg Budgett and Gary Dumm, and other luminaries from both the mainstream and indie worlds.
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The inspiration for the award-winning movie
from HBO Films and Fine Line Features
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 collection of the comics that inspired the movie "American "Splendor, winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival
"American Splendor is the world's first literary comic book. Cleveland native Harvey Pekar is a true American original. A V.A. hospital file clerk and comic book writer, Harvey chronicles the ordinary and mundane in stories both funny and touching. His dead-on eye for the frustrations and minutiae of the workaday world mix in a delicate balance with his insight into personal relationships. Pekar has been compared to Dreiser, Dostoevsky, and Lenny Bruce. But he is truly more than all of them--he is himself.
"Mr. 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
"[Pekar] has a vision that makes daily city life--a ride on the bus, a run-in with a boss, or simply buying bread--dramatic."
"Simply stated, "American Splendor is the most superb literary endeavor to come off the streets of Cleveland in decades."
--"The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)
"Mr. Pekar lets all of life flood into his panels: the humdrum and the heroic, the gritty and the grand."
--"The New York Times Book Review
Harvey Pekar (1939-2010) was a comic book writer and author of the autobiographical American Splendor series, which was adapted into an Academy Award nominated film. Pekar was also a prolific jazz and book critic.
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Book Description Vertigo, 2009. Condition: New. Darick Robertson (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M1401221734
Book Description Vertigo, 2009. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX1401221734
Book Description PENGUIN BOOKS, 2015. Rústica. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: Nuevo. 1. Written by Harvey Pekar Cover by Dean Haspiel Art by Darwyn Cooke, David Lapham, Chris Weston, Dean Haspiel, Ty Templeton, Darick Robertson and others More moving moments from the life of the essential everyman! Harvey Pekar returns with the second Vertigo volume of his AMERICAN. SPLENDOR series. Harvey moves into his senior years and finds that he may be able to cope after all. Advance-solicited; on sale January 7 - 136 pg, LIBRO. Seller Inventory # 2793
Book Description Vertigo, 2009. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111401221734
Book Description Vertigo. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1401221734 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0572146