(August 2003)

Random House, 2003 Series
 
Price:
16.95 USD; 23.95 CAD
Pages:
324
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Brand:
Ballantine Books
ISBN:
0345468309 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
978034546830751595
Editing:
?
Color:
Black & White Interior
Binding:
Softcover

Issue Notes

Compiles into a single volume "American Splendor: The Life and Times of Harvey Pekar" (Bantam Doubleday Dell, 1986 Series) and "More American Splendor: The Life and Times of Harvey Pekar" (Bantam Doubleday Dell, 1987 Series).


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]
Inks:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Characters:
Paul Giamatti; Harvey Pekar; Mr. Boats

Indexer Notes

The two small cover reproductions on this cover are for:
American Splendor: The Life and Times of Harvey Pekar (Doubleday, 1986 series) #[nn] (1986) and
More American Splendor: The Life and Times of Harvey Pekar (Doubleday, 1987 series) #[nn] (1987).

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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

credits / 1 page (report information)

Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Title page and artist credits

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

credits / 1 page (report information)

Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Indicia and publisher credits

American Splendor The Life and Times of Harvey Pekar (Table of Contents)

credits / 1 page (report information)

Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Title page
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)


Synopsis:
Blank page

Introduction (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Letters:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)

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Indexer Notes

Signed and dated April, 1985

The Harvey Pekar Name Story (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
Synopsis:
Harvey gives his thoughts on his name.
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.
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Keywords:
autobiography

A Fantasy (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; Robert Crumb; Aline Kominsky; Terry Zwigoff
Synopsis:
Robert, Aline and Terry turn up out of the blue on Harvey's doorstep. Harvey gives Robert the third degree in order to get him to draw one of his stories.
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Keywords:
autobiography

Ozzie Nelson's Open Letter to Crumb (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Ozzie Nelson
Synopsis:
Ozzie Nelson compares his public image to that of Crumb's and states that he should stop feeling sorry for himself.
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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.
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Keywords:
autobiography

The Day Before The Be In (Table of Contents)

American Splendor / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar; Karen Pekar; Joe; Scottie
Synopsis:
Harvey goes out shopping, meets with his friend Joe and complains about the LP record he was sent for reviewing.
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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 struggles with depression and laments his lot in life as he progresses through the day.
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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 feels down in the dumps, but his fog lifts when he goes to work.
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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 checks his mailbox, ponders what happiness is and whether there's life after death.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

A Compliment (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; Mr. Boats
Synopsis:
Mr. Boats approves of Harvey's thriftiness.
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Keywords:
autobiography

Hustlin' Sides (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:
Jack; Millie; Olga; Ralph; Mr Wilson; Dominic; Supervisor
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Keywords:
autobiography

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.
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Keywords:
autobiography

Read This (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar; Harvey's Friend
Synopsis:
Harvey recalls meeting a record collector whose friendship he grew to appreciate over time.
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Keywords:
autobiography

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:
Harvey talks about how old Jewish ladies hold up the line in the supermarket.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

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

Indexer Notes

The 'Lamar Washington' talked about during the conversation is none other than Albert Ayler.

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.
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Keywords:
autobiography

Working Man's Nightmare (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
Synopsis:
Harvey is having a nightmare.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Freddy Visits for the Weekend (Table of Contents)

American Splendor / comic story / 8 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; Freddy; Sharon; Morris
Synopsis:
Harvey deals with his freeloading friend Freddy.
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Keywords:
autobiography

Ripoff Chick (Table of Contents)

American Splendor / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar; Freddy; Carla Murray; Biker Guy; Co-worker; Chicago buddy
Synopsis:
Harvey recounts his experience with a troubled woman he renewed a relationship with solely out of loneliness.
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Keywords:
autobiography

One Good Turn Deserves Another (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar
Synopsis:
Harvey reads his neighbor's newspaper.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Leonard & Marie (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:
Harvey Pekar; Leonard; Marie
Synopsis:
Harvey recalls his efforts at setting up two single friends of his.
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Keywords:
autobiography

Noah's Ark (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; Co-worker
Synopsis:
Harvey's co-worker has a fixation on Noah's Ark.
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Keywords:
autobiography

Class Antagonism (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar; Co-worker
Synopsis:
Harvey is refused a piece of cake and is called on his selfish nature.
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Keywords:
autobiography

Emil (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar; Emil
Synopsis:
Harvey talks about a neighbor of his named Emil. The man held prejudiced racial and religious views despite having relatives who experienced persecution in Europe.
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Keywords:
autobiography

The Maggies (Oral History) (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; Jewish guy
Synopsis:
Harvey Pekar tries to get a story straight from an older man, but doesn't have much luck in doing so.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Kaparra (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Jewish man
Synopsis:
A concentration camp survivor in his own words recounts an encounter he had with a guard.
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American Splendor Assaults The Media (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
Synopsis:
Harvey rants about his difficulty getting published in The Village Voice.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Grubstreet, U.S.A. (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Kevin Brown
Inks:
Kevin Brown
Letters:
Kevin Brown

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar; Wallace Shawn; Kathy; Jeff; Kathy & Jeff's Friend
Synopsis:
Harvey, down on his luck, gets Wallace Shawn to visit Cleveland for a film festival showing of "My Dinner With Andre." Harvey hopes to get help with his writing career, but eventually realizes Wallace has financial problems of his own.
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Keywords:
autobiography

Hypothetical Quandary (Table of Contents)

American Splendor / comic story / 3 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 weighs what the pros and cons would be if he made enough money from writing to support himself.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

More American Splendor: The Life and Times of Harvey Pekar (Table of Contents)

credits / 1 page (report information)

Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Title page
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)


Synopsis:
Blank page

Pickled Okra (Okry) (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)

Synopsis:
A guy makes all kinds of extravagant claims for the picked okra he's trying to sell.
Reprints:

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 talks to John about a eccentric former co-worker of his.
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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:
Mr. Rollins explains why he answers the phone the way he does.
Reprints:

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.
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Keywords:
autobiography

Guerrilla Theatre July '74 - On the Corner (Table of Contents)

American Splendor / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar; Woman Who Chants; Nora; Janie; Freddy; Movie Theatre Manager; Sid
Synopsis:
Harvey walks to the theatre, meets with Freddy and helps Sid move his rug.
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Keywords:
autobiography

On the Corner... A Sequel June, 1976 (Table of Contents)

American Splendor / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar; Freddy; Sid; Driver
Synopsis:
Sid recalls a night where he hitchhiked and came across a beached sea creature.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Roller Coaster to Nowhere (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Rocco Tolocco; "Little Teddy" Jacopetti; Tall T; Elaine; Elaine's Friend
Synopsis:
Rocco, Teddy and Tall T try to pick up girls at the Euclid Beach amusement park.
Reprints:
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; Neighborhood Bore; Thrift Store Woman
Synopsis:
Harvey finds a pair of Stetson shoes in a thrift shop.
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Keywords:
autobiography

Mrs. Roosevelt and the Young Queen of Greece (Table of Contents)

American Splendor / comic story / 1.5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar; Louie; Old Guy
Synopsis:
Harvey and Louie listen to a guy talk about the Queen of Greece.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Busman's Holiday (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Gabe; Barbershop Customer
Synopsis:
Gabe talks about what he did when he went to L.A.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Miracle Rabbis (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:
Dr. Gesundheit; Harvey Pekar; Patient
Synopsis:
Dr. Gesundheit tells a joke to Harvey.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

An Everyday Horror Story (Table of Contents)

American Splendor / comic story / 25 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar; Lark; Art Lande (cameo); April; Doctor; Parrington's Secretary; Retired Professor; Seattle Doctor; Harvey's Chicago Buddy; Dr X; Miss Watson; Conservative Doctor; Head of ENT Dept.; Dr. Y
Synopsis:
Harvey loses his voice on the first day of his honeymoon. He details what it took to find the cause and recuperate.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Alice Quinn (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Sue Cavey [as S. Cavey]
Inks:
Sue Cavey [as S. Cavey]
Letters:
Sue Cavey [as S. Cavey]

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar; Blind Lady; Alice Quinn; Alice's Husband; Alice's Son
Synopsis:
Harvey meets a woman he's not seen in twenty years.
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Keywords:
autobiography

I'll Be Forty-Three on Friday (How I'm Living Now) (Table of Contents)

American Splendor / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar
Synopsis:
With his forty-third birthday fast approaching, Harvey looks back on his life and what has changed about him over the years.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Jury Duty (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Sue Cavey [as S. Cavey]
Inks:
Sue Cavey [as S. Cavey]
Letters:
Sue Cavey [as S. Cavey]

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar; Bailiff; Judge; Prosecuting Attorney; Defense Attorney
Synopsis:
Harvey goes to jury duty and gives his thoughts on America and its justice system.
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Keywords:
autobiography

A Ride Home (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Sue Cavey [as Susan Cavey]
Inks:
Sue Cavey [as Susan Cavey]
Letters:
Sue Cavey [as Susan Cavey]

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar; Sally
Synopsis:
Harvey talks about Sally, a selfless co-worker of his.
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Keywords:
autobiography

Free Ride (Table of Contents)

American Splendor / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Herschel; Mr. Klein; Hustler
Synopsis:
Harvey details his relationship with Mr. Klein, an older co-worker of his.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Old Cars and Winter (Table of Contents)

American Splendor / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Sue Cavey
Inks:
Sue Cavey
Letters:
Sue Cavey

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar; Harvey's Girlfriend; Gas Station Guy; Gas Station Employee
Synopsis:
Harvey details the car problems he was having with his girlfriend during the winter of 1981-82.
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Keywords:
autobiography

A Marriage Album (Table of Contents)

American Splendor / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar; Joyce Brabner
Pencils:
Val Mayerik
Inks:
Val Mayerik
Letters:
Val Mayerik

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Maxine; Harvey; Joyce; Homeless Man
Synopsis:
Harvey and Joyce relate how their letter correspondence grew into their getting married.
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Keywords:
autobiography

Violence (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Val Mayerik
Inks:
Val Mayerik
Letters:
Val Mayerik

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar; Joyce Brabner
Synopsis:
Harvey talks about his experiences in dishing out and receiving violence.
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Keywords:
autobiography

History Repeats Itself (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Sean Carroll
Inks:
Sean Carroll
Letters:
Sean Carroll

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar; Toby Radloff
Synopsis:
Toby talks about how the children of parents who were bothered by the influence of rock 'n' roll are now parents who are bothered by the influence of video games.
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Keywords:
autobiography

A Matter of Life and... (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Val Mayerik
Inks:
Val Mayerik
Letters:
Val Mayerik

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar; Wholesale Record Place Owner; Cleveland City Council President
Synopsis:
Harvey recalls his difficult early work history and his insubordinate relationship with a certain company owner.
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Keywords:
autobiography

Common Sense (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Val Mayerik
Inks:
Val Mayerik
Letters:
Val Mayerik

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar; Bus driver; Instructor; Bus Passenger
Synopsis:
Harvey rides the bus while a bus driving instructor spouts out his "common sense."
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Keywords:
autobiography

Mr. Boats' Miracle Cure (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; Mr. Boats
Synopsis:
Mr. Boats offers some solutions for Harvey's sneezing.
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Keywords:
autobiography

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filler / 3 pages (report information)


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

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Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
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  5. 4. American Splendor The Life and Times of Harvey Pekar
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  7. 6. Introduction
  8. 7. The Harvey Pekar Name Story
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  9. 8. The Young Crumb Story
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  10. 9. A Fantasy
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  11. 10. Ozzie Nelson's Open Letter to Crumb
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  12. 11. How I Quit Collecting Records and Put Out a Comic Book With the Money I Saved
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  13. 12. The Day Before The Be In
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  14. 13. Awaking to the Terror of a New Day
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  15. 14. Awaking to the Terror of the Same Old Day
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  16. 15. Short Weekend: A Story About the Cosmic and the Ordinary
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  17. 16. A Compliment
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  18. 17. Hustlin' Sides
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  19. 18. Jack the Bellboy and Mr. Boats
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  20. 19. Read This
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  21. 20. Standing Behind Old Jewish Ladies in Supermarket Lines
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  22. 21. Ridin' The Dog
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  23. 22. An Argument At Work
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  24. 23. Working Man's Nightmare
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  25. 24. Freddy Visits for the Weekend
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  26. 25. Ripoff Chick
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  27. 26. One Good Turn Deserves Another
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  28. 27. Leonard & Marie
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  29. 28. Noah's Ark
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  30. 29. Class Antagonism
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  31. 30. Emil
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  32. 31. The Maggies (Oral History)
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  33. 32. Kaparra
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  34. 33. American Splendor Assaults The Media
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  35. 34. Grubstreet, U.S.A.
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  36. 35. Hypothetical Quandary
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  37. 36. More American Splendor: The Life and Times of Harvey Pekar
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  39. 38. Pickled Okra (Okry)
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  40. 39. Lunch With Carmella
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  41. 40. Rollins On Time
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  42. 41. Visualize, Actualize, Realize
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  43. 42. Guerrilla Theatre July '74 - On the Corner
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  44. 43. On the Corner... A Sequel June, 1976
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  45. 44. Roller Coaster to Nowhere
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  46. 45. Stetson Shoes
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  47. 46. Mrs. Roosevelt and the Young Queen of Greece
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  48. 47. Busman's Holiday
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  49. 48. Miracle Rabbis
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  50. 49. An Everyday Horror Story
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  51. 50. Alice Quinn
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  52. 51. I'll Be Forty-Three on Friday (How I'm Living Now)
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  53. 52. Jury Duty
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  54. 53. A Ride Home
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  55. 54. Free Ride
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  56. 55. Old Cars and Winter
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  57. 56. A Marriage Album
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  58. 57. Violence
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  59. 58. History Repeats Itself
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  60. 59. A Matter of Life and...
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  61. 60. Common Sense
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  62. 61. Mr. Boats' Miracle Cure
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  63. 62. [no title indexed]
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