(September 1996)

 
Price:
16.00 USD; 9.99 GBP
Pages:
100
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Four Walls Eight Windows
Brand:
Four Walls Eight Windows
ISBN:
1568581017 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
978156858101951600
Editing:
?
Color:
Black and White Interiors, Color Covers
Binding:
Trade Paperback

["Eat your hearts out, creeps!"] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Robert Crumb
Inks:
Robert Crumb
Colors:
?
Letters:
Robert Crumb

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Robert Crumb; Harvey Pekar
Keywords:
autobiography

Mr. Boats' Miracle Cure (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Mr. Boats; Harvey Pekar
Synopsis:
Mr. Boats tells Harvey how to deal with his allergy.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

[Title Page] (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

["Lissen, Crumb, you sunnuva bitch!"] (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Robert Crumb
Inks:
Robert Crumb
Letters:
Robert Crumb

Characters:
Harvey Pekar; Robert Crumb
Synopsis:
Harvey questions what kind of friend is Crumb.

Indexer Notes

Two panels taken from the "A Fantasy" story.

[Title Page] (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Robert Crumb (illustration)
Inks:
Robert Crumb (illustration)
Letters:
Typeset

["Now I'm puttin' together a whole book o' my things..."] (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Robert Crumb
Inks:
Robert Crumb
Letters:
Robert Crumb

Characters:
Harvey Pekar; Robert Crumb
Synopsis:
Harvey asks Crumb to do the artwork for one of his projects.

Indexer Notes

Two panels taken from the "A Fantasy" story.

A Mercifully Short Preface (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Robert Crumb
Letters:
Robert Crumb

["This'd be a new lease on life f'r you..."] (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Robert Crumb
Inks:
Robert Crumb
Letters:
Robert Crumb

Characters:
Harvey Pekar; Robert Crumb
Synopsis:
Robert Crumb agrees to do some artwork for Harvey.

Indexer Notes

Two panels taken from the "A Fantasy" story.

Crumb (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Robert Crumb (illustration)
Inks:
Rober Crumb (illustration)
Letters:
Typeset

Characters:
Harvey Pekar; Robert Crumb
Synopsis:
Harvey discusses Robert Crumb.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Robert Crumb
Inks:
Robert Crumb
Letters:
Robert Crumb

Characters:
Harvey Pekar

Indexer Notes

One-panel illustration.

[Table of Contents] (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

The Harvey Pekar Name Story (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 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:
About Harvey Pekar's name.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Hustlin' Sides (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 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; Fellow Collector; Millie; Olga; Ralph; Mr Wilson; Dominic; Supervisor
Synopsis:
Based on commonplace revelations from later strips, Jack is very obviously standing in for Harvey Pekar.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

A Fantasy (Table of Contents)

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; Robert Crumb; Aline Kominsky; Terry Zwigoff
Synopsis:
Harvey gets Crumb to work on his stories.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Indexer Notes

The filler pages earlier in this issue that have 2 panel strips, those 2 panel strips are taken from this story.

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

comic story / 5 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:
How old Jewish ladies hold up the rest of the customers waiting to pay at the supermarket tills.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

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

comic story / 6 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; Mr Boats; Record Buyer
Synopsis:
Mr Boats believes you should escape your family and that people don't care about good music.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Mr. Lopes' Gift (Table of Contents)

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)

comic story / 1 page (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:
Mr. Rollins
Synopsis:
Rollins answers the phone.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Visualize, Actualize, Realize (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (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; Rollins
Synopsis:
Rollins offers some philosophical advice on how to get ahead.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

The Young Crumb Story (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 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:
Robert Crumb; Harvey Pekar; Marty Pahls; Buzzy Linhart; Liz; Dana Crumb; Bob Armstrong
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)

comic story / 6 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:
Harvey Pekar explains how he quit collecting Jazz records and how he took the money he saved and used it to publish American Splendor.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Ridin' the Dog (Table of Contents)

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; Sun Ra
Synopsis:
Harvey has a conversation on a bus with Sun Ra.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Indexer Notes

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

Jack the Bellboy meets Stewball (Table of Contents)

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)

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

Lunch With Carmella (Table of Contents)

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

The Kissinger Letter (Table of Contents)

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

["I'm wracking my prain tryink to find chokes zat you can poot in your book but you don't like..."] (Table of Contents)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar; Doctor
Synopsis:
A doctor wants to submit jokes for Harvey's comic.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Excerpt (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (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 how a guy made $800 in one phone call to his broker.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Freddy Visits for the Weekend (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 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; Freddy; Sharon; Morris
Synopsis:
Harvey's friend Freddy is in town and nobody wants him to stay at their house.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Hospital Fun (Table of Contents)

comic story / 0.33 page (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:
humor
Characters:
Receptionist
Synopsis:
How not to get what you want.
Reprints:

Hospital Fun No. 2 (Table of Contents)

comic story / 0.66 page (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:
humor
Characters:
Patient; Receptionist
Synopsis:
A patient demands some of a sandwich.
Reprints:

Vox Populi (Table of Contents)

comic story / 0.67 page (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; British guy
Synopsis:
A view on the problem of drugs.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Untitled (Table of Contents)

comic story / 0.33 page (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
Synopsis:
So much is said in silence.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Indexer Notes

The title is actually "untitled", that is not a made up title.

A Compliment (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Robert Crumb
Inks:
Robert Crumb
Letters:
Robert Crumb

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar
Synopsis:
Harvey buys all his clothes second hand.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Miracle Rabbis (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Robert Crumb
Inks:
Robert Crumb
Letters:
Robert Crumb

Genre:
Humor
Characters:
Harvey Pekar; Doctor Gesundheit
Synopsis:
Doctor Gesundheit tells Harvey a funny story.
Reprints:

The Maggies (Oral History) (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Robert Crumb
Inks:
Robert Crumb
Letters:
Robert Crumb

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar
Synopsis:
Harvey Pekar gets the story of "The Maggies" a Jewish group in Cleveland's past.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

The Last Supper (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Robert Crumb
Inks:
Robert Crumb
Letters:
Robert Crumb

Genre:
Humor
Characters:
Rudy
Synopsis:
Rudy explains why he was late for work.
Reprints:

Pickled Okra (Okry) (Table of Contents)

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)

Synopsis:
A man tries to sell some pickled okra.
Reprints:

American Splendor Assaults the Media (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Robert Crumb
Inks:
Robert Crumb
Letters:
Robert Crumb

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar
Synopsis:
Harvey discusses how the Village Voice jerked him around.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Hypothetical Quandary (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Robert Crumb
Inks:
Robert Crumb
Letters:
Robert Crumb

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar
Synopsis:
Harvey wonders what life would be like if he was a famous writer.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Pa-ayper-reggs! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Robert Crumb
Inks:
Robert Crumb
Letters:
Robert Crumb

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar
Synopsis:
Harvey interviews a man about the old rag-merchants in Cleveland in the 1920's.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Gary Dumm; Robert Crumb
Inks:
Gary Dumm; Robert Crumb
Letters:
?

Characters:
Harvey Pekar; Superman

Indexer Notes

From Snarf #12- An excerpt of a single panel from Pekar and Gary Dumm's "What Superman Means To Me" story. Robert Crumb did part of the illustration which showed his version of Superman as an old Cleveland Jew.

["I tell ya, Irv, if anybody'd a' tole me a coupla years ago when I...."] (Table of Contents)

American Splendor / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Robert Crumb
Inks:
Robert Crumb
Letters:
Robert Crumb

Characters:
Harvey Pekar; Irv
Reprints:

["How's yer book sellin,' Harv?"] (Table of Contents)

American Splendor / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Robert Crumb
Inks:
Robert Crumb
Letters:
Robert Crumb

Characters:
Harvey Pekar; Mr. Boats
Reprints:

Crazy Ed (Table of Contents)

Brilliant American Maniacs Series / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
Humor
Characters:
Harvey Pekar; Crazy Ed
Synopsis:
Harvey meets Crazy Ed.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. This is Pekar's comic book writing debut from 1972.

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

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar; ?
Pencils:
Robert Crumb
Inks:
Robert Crumb
Colors:
?
Letters:
Robert Crumb ?; Typeset

Characters:
Harvey Pekar
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Back Cover. Most of the cover is a reprint of the cover of American Splendor #4, the rest of the cover is standard promo copy for the book.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Eat your hearts out, creeps!"]
  2. 1. Mr. Boats' Miracle Cure
  3. 2. [Title Page]
  4. 3. ["Lissen, Crumb, you sunnuva bitch!"]
  5. 4. [Title Page]
  6. 5. ["Now I'm puttin' together a whole book o' my things..."]
  7. 6. A Mercifully Short Preface
  8. 7. ["This'd be a new lease on life f'r you..."]
  9. 8. Crumb
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
  11. 10. [Table of Contents]
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
  13. 12. The Harvey Pekar Name Story
  14. 13. Hustlin' Sides
  15. 14. A Fantasy
  16. 15. Standing Behind Old Jewish Ladies in Supermarket Lines
  17. 16. Jack the Bellboy and Mr. Boats
  18. 17. Mr. Lopes' Gift
  19. 18. Rollins on Time
  20. 19. Visualize, Actualize, Realize
  21. 20. The Young Crumb Story
  22. 21. How I Quit Collecting Records And Put Out A Comic Book With The Money I Saved
  23. 22. Ridin' the Dog
  24. 23. Jack the Bellboy meets Stewball
  25. 24. Walkin' an' Talkin'
  26. 25. Lunch With Carmella
  27. 26. The Kissinger Letter
  28. 27. ["I'm wracking my prain tryink to find chokes zat you can poot in your book but you don't like..."]
  29. 28. Excerpt
  30. 29. Freddy Visits for the Weekend
  31. 30. Hospital Fun
  32. 31. Hospital Fun No. 2
  33. 32. Vox Populi
  34. 33. Untitled
  35. 34. A Compliment
  36. 35. Miracle Rabbis
  37. 36. The Maggies (Oral History)
  38. 37. The Last Supper
  39. 38. Pickled Okra (Okry)
  40. 39. American Splendor Assaults the Media
  41. 40. Hypothetical Quandary
  42. 41. Pa-ayper-reggs!
  43. 42. [no title indexed]
  44. 43. ["I tell ya, Irv, if anybody'd a' tole me a coupla years ago when I...."]
    American Splendor
  45. 44. ["How's yer book sellin,' Harv?"]
    American Splendor
  46. 45. Crazy Ed
    Brilliant American Maniacs Series
  47. 46. ["Hey Bob, how about if I trade you for this scroll-label Jean Goldkette 78 for that old Allen Eager..."]
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