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American Splendor The Life and Times of Harvey Pekar TPB (2003 Ballantine Books Edition) comic books 2002-2004

  • Issue #1-1ST
    American Splendor The Life and Times of Harvey Pekar TPB (2003 Ballantine Books Edition) 1-1ST

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    Ballantine Books Edition - 1st printing. Written by Harvey Pekar. Art by Kevin Brown, Gregory Budgett, Sean Carroll, Sue Cavey, R. Crumb, Gary Dumm, Val Mayerik, and Gerry Shamray. Introduction by R. Crumb. The inspiration for the award-winning movie from HBO Films and Fine Line Features. AMERICAN SPLENDOR: The Life and Times of Harvey Pekar includes two classic comic anthologies in one volume. 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. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 320 pages, B&W. Mature Readers Cover price $15.95.

  • Issue #1-REP
    American Splendor The Life and Times of Harvey Pekar TPB (2003 Ballantine Books Edition) 1-REP

    Ballantine Books Edition - 2nd and later printings. Written by Harvey Pekar. Art by Kevin Brown, Gregory Budgett, Sean Carroll, Sue Cavey, R. Crumb, Gary Dumm, Val Mayerik, and Gerry Shamray. Introduction by R. Crumb. The inspiration for the award-winning movie from HBO Films and Fine Line Features. AMERICAN SPLENDOR: The Life and Times of Harvey Pekar includes two classic comic anthologies in one volume. 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. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 320 pages, B&W. Mature Readers Cover price $15.95.