(September 1991)

 
Price:
18.95 USD; 10.95 GBP
Pages:
304
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Four Walls Eight Windows
Brand:
Four Walls Eight Windows
ISBN:
0-941423-64-6 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
978094142364951895
Editing:
?
Color:
Color Cover, Black & White Interiors
Dimensions:
11.12" x 8.5" (28.24 cm x 21.59 cm)
Binding:
Hardcover

["When I was younger I thought about women constantly"] (Table of Contents)

American Splendor / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Drew Friedman
Inks:
Drew Friedman
Colors:
?
Letters:
Drew Friedman

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar
Keywords:
autobiography

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

credits / 6 pages (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Three blank pages; Title and publisher page; Indicia and title page

Pa-ayper-Reggs!! (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:
Jewish guy; Harvey Pekar; Rag Peddlers; Big Fat Loudmouth Silver; Krazny
Synopsis:
A guy tells Harvey about Cleveland's old rag peddlers.
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Keywords:
autobiography

Broken Window (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Frank Stack
Inks:
Frank Stack
Letters:
Frank Stack

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar; Harvey's Aunt; Harvey's Father; Harvey's Mother
Synopsis:
Harvey recounts what happened after he broke one window too many while hitting a baseball.
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Keywords:
autobiography

Hysteria (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Val Mayerik
Inks:
James Sherman
Letters:
?

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar; Joyce Brabner; Editor; Caroline
Synopsis:
An impatient and cranky Harvey talks with a magazine editor who assigned one of his books to a reviewer. As the day goes by, he finds his voice is giving out on him.
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Keywords:
autobiography

Jack Dickens' Comic Kingdom (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Frank Stack
Inks:
Frank Stack
Letters:
Frank Stack

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar; Joyce Brabner; Jack Dickens; Ed Brubaker; State Department Man
Synopsis:
Harvey goes to a trade show and a comic book store signing.
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Keywords:
autobiography

Late Night with David Letterman (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar; Joyce Brabner; Steve; Laurie; Robert Morton; Dave Letterman
Synopsis:
Joyce gets Harvey on Late Night with David Letterman for the first time. The story uses much of Harvey and Dave's actual dialogue from that episode.
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Keywords:
autobiography

New York: City with a Heart (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Drew Friedman
Inks:
Drew Friedman
Letters:
Drew Friedman

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar; Dale
Synopsis:
Dale wants Harvey to stop payment on a check he gave him.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Florida (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Drew Friedman
Inks:
Drew Friedman
Letters:
Drew Friedman

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar; Louie
Synopsis:
Harvey asks Louie about Greenberg
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Sveet Like 'oney (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Frank Stack
Inks:
Frank Stack
Letters:
Frank Stack

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar; Frank
Synopsis:
Harvey goes to the produce market. He talks with Frank, a fruit stand owner, about Oliver North.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

My Struggle with Corporate Corruption and Network Philistinism (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar; Joyce Brabner (cameo); Dave Letterman; Adeline
Synopsis:
Harvey gets on the Letterman show once again, this time planning to not back down from talking about GE's malfeasances.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Alterations (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar; Harvey's Friend; Female Clerk; Male Salesman
Synopsis:
Harvey's friend goes to two stores to pick up some articles of clothing. He experiences incompetence in both places.
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Keywords:
autobiography

President's Day (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar; Joyce Brabner; Billy
Synopsis:
Harvey goes to work on President's Day. Because his work is caught up, he spends the day reading. The book he reads is I. J. Singer's “Yoshe Kalb.”
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Keywords:
autobiography

I Don't Wanna Seem Judg-Mental, But... (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Rebecca Huntington
Inks:
Rebecca Huntington
Letters:
Rebecca Huntington

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar; Harvey's Musician Friend
Synopsis:
Harvey goes with his friend on a walk near a lake.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Say No to Drugs (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Ed Wesolowski
Inks:
Ed Wesolowski
Letters:
Ed Wesolowski

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Toby Radloff; Harvey Pekar
Synopsis:
Toby talks about White Castle.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Rabbi's Vife (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Drew Friedman
Inks:
Drew Friedman
Letters:
Drew Friedman

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Dr. Gesundheit; Harvey Pekar
Synopsis:
Dr. Gesundheit tells a rabbi joke
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

The L.A. Performance Scene (as Described by George DiCaprio) (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Paul Mavrides
Inks:
Paul Mavrides
Letters:
Paul Mavrides

Genre:
biography
Characters:
John
Synopsis:
A performance artist pulls a shocking stunt on the audience.
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Keywords:
autobiography

Adam Pukes on Halloween (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Frank Stack
Inks:
Frank Stack
Letters:
Frank Stack

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar; George DiCaprio; Adam
Synopsis:
DiCaprio tells Harvey what happened when his son drank a few wine coolers.
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Keywords:
autobiography

Lost and Found (Table of Contents)

American Splendor / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar; Joyce Brabner; Man Who Lost Wallet; Book Store Clerk
Synopsis:
Harvey has been misplacing various items, including a key ring charm and a book by Italo Svevo. With Joyce he finds a wallet lying on the side of the road that they give to its proper owner. Joyce then finds some lottery tickets on the ground and the charm that Harvey misplaced. At a comic book store, Joyce forgets to take with her the comics she bought. After they get home, Harvey offers to pick them up right away to make up for the aggravation he caused her.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Free Association (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Alison Bechdel
Inks:
Alison Bechdel
Letters:
Alison Bechdel

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Man With Short Sleeve Shirt; Ben
Synopsis:
A man at a restaurant table jumps from talking about Oliver North to talking about Dean Martin.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Passport to Pimlico (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar; Lou Kallie; Supervisor; Linda; Barbara; Joyce Brabner; Jim Prohaska
Synopsis:
One of Harvey's record collecting friends is in the hospital. To make peace with Joyce, Harvey decides to get rid of his collection of 78s
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Pre-Dawn Ride (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Gary Dumm; Laura Darnell Dumm (assisted by)
Inks:
Gary Dumm; Laura Darnell Dumm (assisted by)
Letters:
Gary Dumm; Laura Darnell Dumm (assisted by)

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar
Synopsis:
Harvey gets up early and drives to the airport, enjoying the ride
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

The Grand Finale (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
William Fogg
Inks:
William Fogg
Letters:
William Fogg

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar; David Letterman
Synopsis:
Harvey is on the Letterman show yet again. After another testy exchange of words, Letterman tells him he's not going to be invited again.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

["Ah be se'ny one nex' Joolah"] (Table of Contents)

American Splendor / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Rebecca Huntington
Inks:
Rebecca Huntington
Letters:
Rebecca Huntington

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Senior on Left; Senior on the Right
Synopsis:
Two seniors sitting on bar stools talk to each other. A full page illustration featuring Huntington's stunning photorealist style.
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Keywords:
autobiography

Bob Wachsman Tummler (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Alan Moore
Inks:
Alan Moore
Letters:
Alan Moore

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Bob Wachsman; Harvey Pekar
Synopsis:
Bob tells a story about his wife asking him to close the window.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

The Man Who Came to Dinner and Lunch and Breakfast (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Harvey Pekar [as Harvey “Ahmayid” Pekar]
Pencils:
Carole Sobocinski [as Carole “Paczki” Sobocinski]
Inks:
Carole Sobocinski [as Carole “Paczki” Sobocinski]
Letters:
Carole Sobocinski [as Carole “Paczki” Sobocinski]

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Zigmund Dobrowolski; Herschel Schnorrer
Synopsis:
A send up drawn in the style of “Maus.” Zigmund hides his Jewish friend from the Nazis.
Reprints:

Squirrel (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Joyce Brabner; Harvey Pekar
Synopsis:
The couple see a severely injured squirrel on the side of the road.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Indexer Notes

“Special thanks on art to Elisa Darnell”

Wounded In Action (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Spain Rodriguez [as Spain]
Inks:
Spain Rodriguez [as Spain]
Letters:
Spain Rodriguez [as Spain]

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Man with Glasses; Man Wearing T-Shirt
Synopsis:
A man in the office accidently bangs his hand against a filing cabinet.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Weekend (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar; Joe; Book Dealer; Policeman
Synopsis:
An aggressive motorcycle driver threatens Harvey. The following day, he goes with Joe to a book dealer. Later on, a cop pulls him over for speeding.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

The Greenhouse Effect (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Mark Zingarelli [as M. A. Zingarelli]
Inks:
Mark Zingarelli [as M. A. Zingarelli]
Letters:
Mark Zingarelli [as M. A. Zingarelli]

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Man in Short Sleeve Shirt; Harvey Pekar; Man with Mustache
Synopsis:
Two guys show Harvey their marijuana plants
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Short Changed (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Mark Zingarelli
Inks:
Mark Zingarelli
Letters:
Mark Zingarelli

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar; Produce Man
Synopsis:
Harvey objects to a grocer's price for grapes.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Disjunctions (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Joyce Brabner; Harvey Pekar
Synopsis:
After dropping off Joyce, Harvey goes home and cooks some toast in the oven. He reads a letter from a sensitive art school student and then goes to a travel agency to pay for an airline reservation. He then realizes he left the oven on.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

A Lull at the Convention (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Frank Stack
Inks:
Frank Stack
Letters:
Frank Stack

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar; Frank
Synopsis:
At a convention, Harvey talks with a comic store owner who was charged with disseminating obscene material.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Indexer Notes

The case referenced in the story is the one against the Friendly Frank's store outside of Chicago.

Intermission (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
biography
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Toby Saves the Day (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Ed Wesolowski
Inks:
Ed Wesolowski
Letters:
Ed Wesolowski

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Female Co-Worker #1; Female Co-Worker #2; Harvey Pekar; Man with Glasses; Eddy; Toby Radloff
Synopsis:
Harvey gets his keys stuck in the elevator keyhole
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Festering (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar; Jack; Al Cohen; Pa; Mrs. Pekar
Synopsis:
A story from Harvey's college days. Harvey is having a hard time doing well in college, which causes him to quit. Out of frustration, he breaks a chair leg. Once his father finds out, he tells him to get out, resulting in a violent confrontation.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Short Story - Long Money (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; Devese
Synopsis:
For a brief while Harvey loses track of a $2100 check.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

War Baby (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar
Synopsis:
Someone in a bank line asks Harvey if he was on Late Night with David Letterman.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Time Flies... Time Drags (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Bill Knapp
Inks:
Bill Knapp
Letters:
Bill Knapp

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar; Joyce Brabner; Dave; Gas Station Attendant; Mechanic
Synopsis:
Harvey is scared of driving the interstate while on the way from Washington to Cleveland. While filling up at a gas station, the car stalls. Joyce contacts a mechanic to come over and look at it.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Double Feature part 1: Footloose (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Bill Knapp
Inks:
Bill Knapp
Letters:
Bill Knapp

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar; Toby Radloff
Synopsis:
Toby explains what he likes about the movie “Footloose,” among other things.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Double Feature part 2: Revenge Of The Nerds (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Bill Knapp
Inks:
Bill Knapp
Letters:
Bill Knapp

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar; Toby Radloff
Synopsis:
Toby talks about the movie “Revenge of the Nerds” and gives his thoughts on nerds in general.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Obsessive-Compulsive (Lost Glasses) (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Bill Knapp
Inks:
Bill Knapp
Letters:
Bill Knapp

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar; Joyce Brabner
Synopsis:
Harvey misplaces his glasses
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

A Semi-Bummer Weekend (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; Jon; Joey; Donna; Newspaper Writer
Synopsis:
Harvey's friend Jon is visiting from Chicago.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

A Harvey Pekar Story (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:
Jon Goldman; Harvey Pekar; Irving Lapidus
Synopsis:
Jon tells Harvey about the conversation he had with an old man who was selling his wife's goods in what was once an old garment factory.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

The Last Supper (Table of Contents)

American Splendor / 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:
Rudy
Synopsis:
Rudy talks about why he is late for work.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Cold World (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Sixty-One-Year-Old Man; Harvey Pekar
Synopsis:
An older man asks Harvey how he got his job. A story told with the figures all in silhouette.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Excerpt (Table of Contents)

American Splendor / 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:
Man; Harvey Pekar
Synopsis:
A man tells Harvey how he made eight hundred dollars with a single phone call to his broker.
Reprints:
  • from Cleveland Magazine (City Magazines, Inc., 1972 series) (1980)
Keywords:
autobiography

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; Herschel's Father; Receptionist; Stephen Svoboda
Synopsis:
A man Herschel hasn't seen since he was a teenager is visiting the hospital where he works. He tries to decide if he should say anything to him or not.
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]
Inks:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]
Letters:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar; Mr. Wright
Synopsis:
Two small vignettes. Harvey is in a constant rush in his office. An older man talks about how he was almost shot by an assailant.
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:
?

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar; Freddy
Synopsis:
Freddy talks about how he was thrown out of an Unitarian church encounter session.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

The End of Innocence (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Herschel; Herschel's Mom
Synopsis:
The neighborhood kids won't let Herschel play baseball with them.
Keywords:
autobiography

Indexer Notes

A previously unpublished story from 1991

Dance Lines (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
J. R. Stats
Inks:
J. R. Stats
Letters:
J. R. Stats

Characters:
Man; Woman
Synopsis:
At a wedding a man tries to get a woman's phone number.

Indexer Notes

A previously unpublished "true story" from 1991, told to Harvey by Shirley M.

Provincial Life (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Spain Rodriguez [as Spain]
Inks:
Spain Rodriguez [as Spain]
Letters:
Spain Rodriguez [as Spain]

Characters:
Comedian; Heckler
Synopsis:
A comedian gets heckled by an audience member while opening for a jazz group.

Indexer Notes

A previously unpublished story from 1991

It Pays to Advertise (Table of Contents)

Heavy Harangues, Inc. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Willy Murphy
Inks:
Willy Murphy
Letters:
Willy Murphy

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Man with Glasses; Blonde-Haired Man
Synopsis:
A man sitting in a diner explains to his friend why he thinks Woody Allen is a phony.
Reprints:

A Good Shit is Best (Table of Contents)

The Boys on the Corner / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Willy Murphy
Inks:
Willy Murphy
Letters:
Willy Murphy

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Four men standing on the sidewalk state what their favorite sexual activities are.
Reprints:
Keywords:
adult

Ain' It The Truth (Table of Contents)

A Harvey Pekar Story / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Willy Murphy
Inks:
Willy Murphy
Letters:
Willy Murphy

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Rollins; Rollin's Friend
Synopsis:
Rollins give some advice on life to a man he hasn't seen in a while.
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Keywords:
adult

The Champ (Table of Contents)

Famous Street Fights / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
drama; historical
Characters:
Francis Pellegrine; The Ferrar; Little Teddy Jacopetti; Nazier Dicillo; Freddie; Old Guy from Barbershop; Carmine Rinieri; Monica de Vito; Bobbie Durando; Mr. Beonarski
Synopsis:
“A Tale from the 1950's.” Nazier, a soda jerk, threatens to kill Francis if he catches him on the street. Francis then decides to take him on when the guy gets off work the following day.
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Don't Rain on My Parade (Table of Contents)

Harvey's Corner / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
L. B. Armstrong
Inks:
L. B. Armstrong
Letters:
L. B. Armstrong

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar [Herschel]; Thin Guy; Man with Beret; Ma
Synopsis:
Everyone disapproves of Harvey's junk food diet.
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Keywords:
autobiography

Say That You Care (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Paul Mavrides
Inks:
Paul Mavrides
Letters:
Paul Mavrides

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar; Ray
Synopsis:
Harvey talks to Ray on the phone to apologize for not being able meet him.
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Keywords:
autobiography

A Notable Among Those Present (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Ray; Harvey Pekar; Don the Burp
Synopsis:
Ray talks to Harvey about “Don the Burp,” a Cleveland man who would pick up guys from the street but not for the reasons one would think of.
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Keywords:
autobiography

How This Foreword Got Written (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Chester Brown [as Chester]
Inks:
Chester Brown [as Chester]
Letters:
Chester Brown [as Chester]

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar; Chester Brown; Man with Ponytail; Bill Marks; Zany Doctor
Synopsis:
Harvey gives his impressions on Chester Brown and Vortex publisher Bill Marks.
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Keywords:
autobiography

A Tribute to Bill Marks (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar; Batman (cameo); Chester Brown
Synopsis:
Harvey talks to Chester on the phone, commenting on Bill Marks and on the previous story they worked on.
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Keywords:
autobiography

Introducing Dennis Eichhorn (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Jim Woodring
Inks:
Jim Woodring
Letters:
Jim Woodring

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Dennis Eichhorn; Harvey Pekar; Aline Kominsky-Crumb (cameo)
Synopsis:
Harvey praises Dennis Eichhorn
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Keywords:
autobiography

Meet – Colin Upton (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Colin Upton
Inks:
Colin Upton
Letters:
Colin Upton

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Colin's Mother; Colin Upton; Harvey Pekar
Synopsis:
Harvey praises Colin Upton
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Keywords:
autobiography

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

blank page(s) / 3 pages (report information)

Crazy Ed (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harvey Pekar; Crazy Ed
Synopsis:
Crazy Ed tells Harvey how he knew someone else with the same name. Besides this reprint of Pekar's first published comic, there's also a promo quote from Matt Groening.
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Keywords:
autobiography

Indexer Notes

back cover

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["When I was younger I thought about women constantly"]
    American Splendor
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Pa-ayper-Reggs!!
    American Splendor
  4. 3. Broken Window
    American Splendor
  5. 4. Hysteria
    American Splendor
  6. 5. Jack Dickens' Comic Kingdom
    American Splendor
  7. 6. Late Night with David Letterman
    American Splendor
  8. 7. New York: City with a Heart
    American Splendor
  9. 8. Florida
    American Splendor
  10. 9. Sveet Like 'oney
    American Splendor
  11. 10. My Struggle with Corporate Corruption and Network Philistinism
    American Splendor
  12. 11. Alterations
    American Splendor
  13. 12. President's Day
    American Splendor
  14. 13. I Don't Wanna Seem Judg-Mental, But...
    American Splendor
  15. 14. Say No to Drugs
    American Splendor
  16. 15. Rabbi's Vife
    American Splendor
  17. 16. The L.A. Performance Scene (as Described by George DiCaprio)
    American Splendor
  18. 17. Adam Pukes on Halloween
    American Splendor
  19. 18. Lost and Found
    American Splendor
  20. 19. Free Association
    American Splendor
  21. 20. Passport to Pimlico
    American Splendor
  22. 21. Pre-Dawn Ride
    American Splendor
  23. 22. The Grand Finale
    American Splendor
  24. 23. ["Ah be se'ny one nex' Joolah"]
    American Splendor
  25. 24. Bob Wachsman Tummler
    American Splendor
  26. 25. The Man Who Came to Dinner and Lunch and Breakfast
    American Splendor
  27. 26. Squirrel
    American Splendor
  28. 27. Wounded In Action
    American Splendor
  29. 28. Weekend
    American Splendor
  30. 29. The Greenhouse Effect
    American Splendor
  31. 30. Short Changed
    American Splendor
  32. 31. Disjunctions
    American Splendor
  33. 32. A Lull at the Convention
    American Splendor
  34. 33. Intermission
    American Splendor
  35. 34. Toby Saves the Day
    American Splendor
  36. 35. Festering
    American Splendor
  37. 36. Short Story - Long Money
    American Splendor
  38. 37. War Baby
    American Splendor
  39. 38. Time Flies... Time Drags
    American Splendor
  40. 39. Double Feature part 1: Footloose
    American Splendor
  41. 40. Double Feature part 2: Revenge Of The Nerds
    American Splendor
  42. 41. Obsessive-Compulsive (Lost Glasses)
    American Splendor
  43. 42. A Semi-Bummer Weekend
    American Splendor
  44. 43. A Harvey Pekar Story
    American Splendor
  45. 44. The Last Supper
    American Splendor
  46. 45. Cold World
    American Splendor
  47. 46. Excerpt
    American Splendor
  48. 47. Out Of The Past
    American Splendor
  49. 48. Walkin' an' Talkin'
    American Splendor
  50. 49. Traditional Male Chauvinism
    American Splendor
  51. 50. The End of Innocence
    American Splendor
  52. 51. Dance Lines
    American Splendor
  53. 52. Provincial Life
    American Splendor
  54. 53. It Pays to Advertise
    Heavy Harangues, Inc.
  55. 54. A Good Shit is Best
    The Boys on the Corner
  56. 55. Ain' It The Truth
    A Harvey Pekar Story
  57. 56. The Champ
    Famous Street Fights
  58. 57. Don't Rain on My Parade
    Harvey's Corner
  59. 58. Say That You Care
  60. 59. A Notable Among Those Present
    American Splendor
  61. 60. How This Foreword Got Written
  62. 61. A Tribute to Bill Marks
    American Splendor
  63. 62. Introducing Dennis Eichhorn
    American Splendor
  64. 63. Meet – Colin Upton
  65. 64. [no title indexed]
  66. 65. Crazy Ed
    American Splendor
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