(December 1997)

Dark Horse, 1997 Series
 
Price:
2.95 USD; 4.15 CAD
Pages:
28
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics, Inc.
Brand:
Dark Horse Comics [chess piece]
Editing:
Diana Schutz
Color:
Color cover; Black and White interior
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U. S.
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
One-Shot

["Thank you very much for your support and your past patronage."] (Table of Contents)

American Splendor / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Joe Sacco
Inks:
Joe Sacco
Colors:
Joe Sacco
Letters:
Joe Sacco

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar
Synopsis:
Harvey's selling his comics at the curbside.
Keywords:
autobiography

Instant Gratification (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Joe Zabel
Inks:
Gary Dumm?
Letters:
?

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar; Podiatrist
Synopsis:
Why the Podiatrist chose his job.
Keywords:
autobiography

Selling Out (Table of Contents)

American Splendor / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar; Jackie Collins
Synopsis:
Harvey would like to sell out.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Indexer Notes

Harvey used the same title on another story some years later, that one drawn by Gary Dumm. That story appeared in "American Splendor: Our Movie Year" (2004).

Breakfast At Billy's (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Joe Sacco
Inks:
Joe Sacco
Letters:
Joe Sacco

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar; Toby; Old Lady
Synopsis:
Harvey and Toby get chatting to an old lady in the diner.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Andy Statman (Table of Contents)

American Splendor / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Josh Neufeld
Inks:
Josh Neufeld
Letters:
Josh Neufeld

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar; Andy Statman
Synopsis:
Harvey makes the case that the work of Andy Statman should be more widely appreciated.
Keywords:
autobiography

The Maven Speaks: On George Moore (Table of Contents)

American Splendor / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Joe Sacco
Inks:
Joe Sacco
Letters:
Joe Sacco

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar; George Moore; Edouard Dujardin; Mike Fletcher
Synopsis:
The literary career of George Moore and his influence on Joyce.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Peeling and Eating a Tangerine (And Disposing of the Seeds) (Table of Contents)

American Splendor / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Joe Sacco
Inks:
Joe Sacco
Letters:
Joe Sacco

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar; Toby
Synopsis:
Peeling and eating a tangerine (and disposing of the seeds)
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Mess-Mend (Table of Contents)

American Splendor / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Joe Sacco
Inks:
Joe Sacco
Letters:
Joe Sacco

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar; Velimir Khlebnikov; Jim Dollar; Jack Kressling; Grace Notabit; Marietta Shaginian
Synopsis:
Harvey discusses the Russian novel Mess-Men by Marietta Shaginian.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Autograph, Second Take (Visits to Austin Record Stores) (Table of Contents)

American Splendor / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Sam Hurt
Inks:
Sam Hurt
Letters:
Sam Hurt

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar; David; Steve Dean
Synopsis:
Two trips to a record store in Austin.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

An Almost All-Expense Paid Vacation (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Joe Zabel
Inks:
Gary Dumm?
Letters:
Gary Dumm?

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar; David Letterman; Joyce Brabner; Stuart Cornfeld; Bernt Capra; Rob Schneider; George DiCaprio; Forrest Gump [Tom Hanks]; Producer A; Producer B
Synopsis:
Harvey goes to Hollywood to discuss a movie based on his stories.
Reprints:
  • from Metro (?, 1985 series) (July 11-17 1996)
Keywords:
autobiography

Indexer Notes

Metro is a free weekly Silicon Valley tabloid

Oh My Goodness! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Joe Sacco
Inks:
Joe Sacco
Letters:
Joe Sacco

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar; John
Synopsis:
John's feelings about his work.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Indexer Notes

The artwork is signed and dated February 1995

The Arrival Of Prune Plums (Table of Contents)

Amerrican Splendor / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Harvey Pekar
Keywords:
observation
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Thank you very much for your support and your past patronage."]
    American Splendor
  2. 1. Instant Gratification
    American Splendor
  3. 2. Selling Out
    American Splendor
  4. 3. Breakfast At Billy's
    American Splendor
  5. 4. Andy Statman
    American Splendor
  6. 5. The Maven Speaks: On George Moore
    American Splendor
  7. 6. Peeling and Eating a Tangerine (And Disposing of the Seeds)
    American Splendor
  8. 7. Mess-Mend
    American Splendor
  9. 8. Autograph, Second Take (Visits to Austin Record Stores)
    American Splendor
  10. 9. An Almost All-Expense Paid Vacation
    American Splendor
  11. 10. Oh My Goodness!
    American Splendor
  12. 11. The Arrival Of Prune Plums
    Amerrican Splendor
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