(1979)

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

["Hey Bob, how about if I trade you for this scroll-label Jean Goldkette 78 for that old Allen Eager..."] (Table of Contents)

American Splendor / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Robert Crumb [as Crumb] (signed)
Inks:
Robert Crumb [as Crumb] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Robert Crumb [as Crumb] (signed)

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar; Robert Crumb
Synopsis:
Harvy and Robert trade records, each believing the other has come off worse.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Visualize, Actualize, Realize (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]

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar; Rollins
Synopsis:
Rollins offers some philosophical advice on how to get ahead.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

The Young Crumb Story (Table of Contents)

American Splendor / comic story / 7 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:
Robert Crumb; Harvey Pekar; Marty Pahls; Liz; Dana Crumb; Bob Armstrong; Dave
Synopsis:
Harvey writes about how he met Robert Crumb and how both of them got into underground comics.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

How I Quit Collecting Records and Put Out a Comic Book With the Money I Saved (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:
Harvey Pekar
Synopsis:
Harvey Pekar explains how he quit collecting jazz records and used the money he saved to publish American Splendor.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

An Argument At Work (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Gerry Shamray
Inks:
Gerry Shamray
Letters:
Gerry Shamray

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Herschel; Librarian; File clerk; Supervisor
Synopsis:
Herschel lets his anger get the better of him at work after a secretary turns down his request for a date.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Indexer Notes

Herschel is Harvey Pekar. In early American Splendor stories he frequently uses stand-ins for stories about his workplace.

Out of the Past (Table of Contents)

American Splendor / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Gerry Shamray
Inks:
Gerry Shamray
Letters:
Gerry Shamray

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Herschel; Steve Svoboda; Herschel's father; Rudy Svoboda
Synopsis:
Someone Herschel knows from years ago is to be treated in the hospital where he works.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Indexer Notes

Herschel is Harvey Pekar. In early American Splendor stories he frequently uses stand-ins for stories about his workplace.

Ridin' The Dog (Table of Contents)

American Splendor / comic story / 2 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; Sun Ra
Synopsis:
A conversation with Sun Ra on the bus.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Indexer Notes

'Lamar Washington' who comes up in the conversation is a pseudonym for Albert Ayler.

Jack the Bellboy Meets Stewball (Table of Contents)

American Splendor / comic story / 2 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:
Jack The Bellhop; Stewball
Synopsis:
Jack's hustling albums again.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Walkin' an' Talkin' (Table of Contents)

American Splendor / comic story / 2 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. Wright
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Indexer Notes

Comments overheard from co-workers.

Lunch With Carmella (Table of Contents)

American Splendor / comic story / 4 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; John; Carmella; Charlie Graham; Rose Rizzo
Synopsis:
Harvey recalls Carmella, whom he once worked with, and tells John about her.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Sid's Detroit Job Interview (Table of Contents)

American Splendor / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Sid; Harvey Pekar
Synopsis:
Sid remembers applying for a job in Detroit.
Keywords:
autobiography

Going To Work (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Gerry Shamray
Inks:
Gerry Shamray
Letters:
Gerry Shamray

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar; Driver
Synopsis:
Harvey is offered a lift from a guy who is studying welding.
Keywords:
autobiography

The Kissinger Letter (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
Synopsis:
The story of a letter that was sent to Henry Kissinger, and the reply the sender got back.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Library Story (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Michael T. Gilbert
Inks:
Michael T. Gilbert
Letters:
Mary Gordon

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar; Librarian; Poet
Synopsis:
A frustrated poet tries to have the librarian look at his work
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Indexer Notes

This is the same story as that presented in issue 3 drawn by Gary Dumm.

Disc Topics (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar; Record dealer
Synopsis:
Harvey cops a bargain.
Keywords:
autobiography
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Hey Bob, how about if I trade you for this scroll-label Jean Goldkette 78 for that old Allen Eager..."]
    American Splendor
  2. 1. Visualize, Actualize, Realize
    American Splendor
  3. 2. The Young Crumb Story
    American Splendor
  4. 3. How I Quit Collecting Records and Put Out a Comic Book With the Money I Saved
    American Splendor
  5. 4. An Argument At Work
    American Splendor
  6. 5. Out of the Past
    American Splendor
  7. 6. Ridin' The Dog
    American Splendor
  8. 7. Jack the Bellboy Meets Stewball
    American Splendor
  9. 8. Walkin' an' Talkin'
    American Splendor
  10. 9. Lunch With Carmella
    American Splendor
  11. 10. Sid's Detroit Job Interview
    American Splendor
  12. 11. Going To Work
    American Splendor
  13. 12. The Kissinger Letter
    American Splendor
  14. 13. Library Story
    American Splendor
  15. 14. Disc Topics
    American Splendor
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