(1978)

Harvey Pekar, 1976 Series
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Price:
1.50 USD
Pages:
60
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
?
ISBN:
?
Barcode:
?
Color:
Color cover; Black and White interior
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U. S.
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

American Splendor / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Greg Budgett
Inks:
Gary Dumm
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
biography
Keywords:
autobiography

Chicago's Great Restaurants #1 (Table of Contents)

American Splendor; Travel Tips / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Gary Dumm
Inks:
Gary Dumm
Letters:
Gary Dumm

Synopsis:
A review of Chicago's Hamburger King diner with illustration of the front.

Indexer Notes

As of 2010 this diner still exists in the same location!

Standing Behind Old Jewish Ladies in Supermarket Lines (Table of Contents)

American Splendor / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]
Inks:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]
Letters:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar
Synopsis:
How old Jewish ladies hold up the rest of the customers waiting to pay at the supermarket tills.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Awaking to the Terror of a New Day (Table of Contents)

American Splendor / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Greg Budgett
Inks:
Gary Dumm
Letters:
Gary Dumm

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar; Ex-Wife
Synopsis:
Harvey is depressed about life and his job.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Awaking to the Terror of the Same Old Day (Table of Contents)

American Splendor / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Greg Budgett
Inks:
Gary Dumm
Letters:
Gary Dumm

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar; Ex-girlfriend; Ex-wife; Ex-Teacher; Receptionist; Sue; Co-worker
Synopsis:
Harvey interprets a dream as his being lonely, but comes to realise others have worse problems.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Short Weekend: A Story About the Cosmic and the Ordinary (Table of Contents)

American Splendor / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Greg Budgett
Inks:
Gary Dumm
Letters:
Gary Dumm

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar
Synopsis:
Harvey's weekly treat is emptying his P.O. Box, but there's no new mail.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Getting Adjusted (Table of Contents)

American Splendor / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Gary Dumm
Inks:
Gary Dumm
Letters:
Gary Dumm

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar; Jeff; George's Wife
Synopsis:
Harvey chats with a friend's wife about Vietnam M.I.A's typesetting, his friend George and Cleveland
Keywords:
autobiography

Vignettes #3: The Boys Kid Good-Natured Leon In The Locker Room After Practice (Table of Contents)

American Splendor / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Greg Budgett
Inks:
Gary Dumm
Letters:
?

Genre:
drama
Characters:
Leon
Synopsis:
Leon goes through hell.

Vignettes #4: For Boppers Only (Table of Contents)

American Splendor / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Greg Budgett
Inks:
Gary Dumm
Letters:
?

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar
Synopsis:
Harvey gives Bob Armstrong a joke.
Keywords:
autobiography

Vignettes #5: "But see if you don't put those nickels down..." (Table of Contents)

American Splendor / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Greg Budgett
Inks:
Gary Dumm
Letters:
?

Genre:
drama
Characters:
Vending Machine women
Synopsis:
Should the nickels be on the sheet?

[Vignettes #6: "Take good care a' that guy."] (Table of Contents)

American Splendor / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Greg Budgett
Inks:
Gary Dumm
Letters:
?

Genre:
drama
Synopsis:
A good customer is at the petrol station.

Jack the Bellboy and Mr. Boats (Table of Contents)

American Splendor / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]
Inks:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]
Letters:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Jack; Mr. Boats; Man with Headphones
Synopsis:
Mr. Boats tells Jack that people should escape their families and that people don't care about good music.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Indexer Notes

Jack is stand-in for Harvey Pekar.

Overheard In The Cleveland Public Library March 23, 1977 (Table of Contents)

American Splendor / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Gary Dumm
Inks:
Gary Dumm
Letters:
Gary Dumm

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Librarian; Poet
Synopsis:
A frustrated poet wants the librarian to look at his work.
Keywords:
autobiography

Stetson Shoes (Table of Contents)

American Splendor / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Gary Dumm
Inks:
Gary Dumm
Letters:
Gary Dumm

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar; Neighbourhood Bore; Thrift Store Woman
Synopsis:
Harvey finds a pair of Stetson shoes in a thrift shop.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Traditional Male Chauvinism (Table of Contents)

American Splendor / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Greg Budgett
Inks:
Gary Dumm
Letters:
Gary Dumm

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar; Freddy
Synopsis:
Freddy's been trying to pick up women at church.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Mr Lopes' Gift (Table of Contents)

American Splendor / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Inks:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Letters:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar; Mr Lopes
Synopsis:
Mr Lopes describes life in Brazil and offers Harvey a gift.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Rollins On Time (Table of Contents)

American Splendor / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]
Inks:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]
Letters:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]

Characters:
Rollins
Synopsis:
Rollins answers the phone.
Reprints:

Chicago's Great Restaurants #2 (Table of Contents)

Travel Tips; American Splendor / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Gary Dumm
Inks:
Gary Dumm
Colors:
Gary Dumm?
Letters:
Gary Dumm

Synopsis:
A review of Chicago's El Taco Loco restaurant with illustration of the front.

Indexer Notes

Also still in business in 2010.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    American Splendor
  2. 1. Chicago's Great Restaurants #1
    American Splendor; Travel Tips
  3. 2. Standing Behind Old Jewish Ladies in Supermarket Lines
    American Splendor
  4. 3. Awaking to the Terror of a New Day
    American Splendor
  5. 4. Awaking to the Terror of the Same Old Day
    American Splendor
  6. 5. Short Weekend: A Story About the Cosmic and the Ordinary
    American Splendor
  7. 6. Getting Adjusted
    American Splendor
  8. 7. Vignettes #3: The Boys Kid Good-Natured Leon In The Locker Room After Practice
    American Splendor
  9. 8. Vignettes #4: For Boppers Only
    American Splendor
  10. 9. Vignettes #5: "But see if you don't put those nickels down..."
    American Splendor
  11. 10. [Vignettes #6: "Take good care a' that guy."]
    American Splendor
  12. 11. Jack the Bellboy and Mr. Boats
    American Splendor
  13. 12. Overheard In The Cleveland Public Library March 23, 1977
    American Splendor
  14. 13. Stetson Shoes
    American Splendor
  15. 14. Traditional Male Chauvinism
    American Splendor
  16. 15. Mr Lopes' Gift
    American Splendor
  17. 16. Rollins On Time
    American Splendor
  18. 17. Chicago's Great Restaurants #2
    Travel Tips; American Splendor
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