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Harvey Pekar's American Splendor is the longest-running and arguably the most influential autobiographical comic book series produced in America. Since 1976, Pekar (b. 1939) has reported on his life through his comics. Pekar's comic books deal with his life as a Veterans Administration clerk and freelance music critic; his friends and co-workers and their stories; and his home city of Cleveland. Pekar's struggles with physical and mental problems, a low-paying job, Hollywood, marriage, his daughter's adoption, and success are all laid out in his comics. Pekar prides himself on depicting his life in all its "splendor."

Harvey Pekar: Conversations offers almost twenty-five years of interviews from a variety of sources including small fanzines, local public radio shows, and the Washington Post. The volume reveals his thoughts and feelings about comics, autobiography, his appearances on David Letterman's show in the 1980s, his life with cancer, and how a successful 2003 movie adaptation of American Splendor has changed and not changed his life. His comics work has won the National Book Award, spawned theatrical productions, and served as the basis for the award-winning movie starring Paul Giamatti as Pekar.

Michael G. Rhode is an independent comics scholar and an editor of the International Journal of Comic Art. His work has been published in the Comics Journal and Hogan's Alley.

Synopsis:

Nearly twenty-five years of interviews with the comic artist best known for his American Splendor comic book series

Synopsis:

Collected interviews with the creator of American Splendor, the longest-running autobiographical comic book series produced in America

Product Details

ISBN:
9781604730869
Subtitle:
Conversations
Author:
Pekar, Harvey
Editor:
Rhode, Michael G.
Author:
chael G.
Author:
Rhode, Michael G.
Author:
Rhode, Mi
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
Subject:
Pekar, Harvey
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
Artists, Architects, Photographers
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Comics & Graphic Novels
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
General-General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Conversations with Comic Artists
Publication Date:
20080902
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.92x6.30x.59 in. .75 lbs.

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