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American Splendor: The Life and Times of Harvey Pekar

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780345468307
Author(s): Harvey Pekar
Format: Paperback
Year: 2003
Edition: 1st
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Dimensions: 212 x 277 x 20 (w x l x h)
Pages: 320
Series: American Splendor

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Description:
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 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.&quot
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