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An anthology of stories from the first decade of American Splendor comics, 1976-1986.

  1. Introduction - (Crumb) Robert Crumb talks about Harvey Pekar's methods and vision
  2. The Harvey Pekar Name Story - (Pekar / Crumb) Harvey talks about his name.
  3. The Young Crumb Story - (Pekar / Crumb) Pekar tells a rambling story about meeting Crumb and getting started in comics.
  4. A Fantasy - (Pekar / Crumb) Pekar strongarms Crumb into doing more work for him.
  5. Ozzie Nelson's Open Letter to Crumb - (Pekar / Dumm) an open letter allegedly from Ozzie Nelson to R. Crumb.
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Harvey Pekar is a Comic Book Jim Jarmusch 0

When Harvey Pekar first started publishing 'American Splendor', self-publishing comic books was pretty rare and using the comic book medium to tell non-fiction, autobiographical work was virtually unheard of. Today, finding a copy of those limited run comics is extremely hard, but the stories are still among the best ever made for their raw "real-ness". Fortunately, many of the stories can be found anthologized in book form as American Splendor: The Life and Times of Harvey Pekar. The comics he...

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