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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Don Swinney rated it it was amazing Feb 20, In some of the stories, he urges us to live a decent life. The stories become more fleshed out near the end of the book, but good luck wading through the painfully boring segments.

When I was a little kid, and I was reading hargey comics in the ’40s, I kind of got sick of them because after a while, they were just formulaic. While there are a lot of talented indie comics creators working in an autobiographical vein, Pekar is in a class of his own.

Mar 26, Kurt rated it it was amazing Shelves: Apr 03, Kiof rated it it was amazing.

Harvey Lawrence Pekar was an American underground comic book havrey best known for his autobiographical American Splendor series.

The Life and Times of Harvey Pekar. He was such an odd character that I had to A perfect introduction to Harvey Pekar for those unfamiliar with his work or just curious to learn what he was all about.


In the movie the actor playing Harvey goes to see the play about Harvey in which Harvey is played by another actor and also qmerican the real Harvey. Jul 06, Christopher Roth rated it it was amazing. Looking for beautiful books? Is he really so selfish that he cannot think “Well, it’s her honeymoon too, I’ll just sit quietly”?

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Worth a read for the couple great stories and for the historical value, but be prepared to get disgusted pretty frequently. Dec 18, Greg Brozeit rated it really liked it Shelves: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. I guess there are people in this world who are as childish and selfish as that, but few of those people go out later and lay their selfishness bare for the world to see as Pekar does.

A perfect introduction to Harvey Pekar for those unfamiliar with his work or just curious to learn what he was all about. I have a busy life, and I appreciate being off the hook in this manner. Obsessive, judgemental, dryly humorous.

The art and format are mostly well suited too. With a mixture of thoughtfulness, neurosis, anger, and kindness, Pekar’s anthologies read straight through provide one of the most poignant entries into the complexity of “everyday” Pife life that I have read.

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Lists with This Book. Susie Steadman rated it really liked it Jul 31, Sometimes I wonder if today’s hadvey storage medium will go the way of the eight-track tape and the floppy disk, and if only paper medium will remain. Pekar’s philosophy of the potential of comics is also expressed in his often repeated statement that ‘comics are words and pictures. I decided to wake liff today and a write a review of this book as a new year begins.


Jan 03, Gerardo Vega rated it it was amazing.

So, I’m reading and enjoying these nostalgic panels of life on the ground. I came across this book in a second hand book shop. Emil Table of Contents: Jul 04, Ryan Werner rated it liked tmes Shelves: These are moments that question who we are and what we really want or how much our day to day lives are costing us.

No Kindle device required. I chuckled almost constantly while reading it. Truxall rated it really liked it Jul 18, Crumb was just beginning his journey to the heart of the hippy nightmare. He hated his own joyless life – by tha This needs a bit of explanation. He’s not even particularly visual in his storytelling. Harvey Pekar is a true American original, known by many as the blue-collar Mark Twain. Retrieved from ” https: Introduction Table of Contents: This is a rewarding experience.