(1978)

Harvey Pekar, 1976 Series
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Volume
[1]
Price
1.50 USD
Pages
60
On-sale Date
1978-09-13
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Harvey Pekar
Editing
Harvey Pekar (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date (shipping) from the Public Catalog of the U.S. Copyright Office, Registration Number TX0000113956.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

American Splendor / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Harvey Pekar
Pencils
Gregory Budgett
Inks
Gary Dumm
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I heard ya went out wit' Bonnie yesterday.
Genre
biography
Keywords
autobiography

Chicago's Great Restaurants #1 (Table of Contents: 1)

American Splendor; Travel Tips / text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis
A review of Chicago's Hamburger King diner with illustration of the front.

Indexer Notes

As of 2010 this diner still exists in the same location!

Standing Behind Old Jewish Ladies in Supermarket Lines (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

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

Awaking to the Terror of a New Day (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Harvey Pekar
Pencils
Gregory Budgett
Inks
Gary Dumm
Letters
Gary Dumm

Genre
biography
Characters
Harvey Pekar; Ex-Wife
Synopsis
Harvey is depressed about life and his job.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Awaking to the Terror of the Same Old Day (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Harvey Pekar
Pencils
Gregory Budgett
Inks
Gary Dumm
Letters
Gary Dumm

Genre
biography
Characters
Harvey Pekar; Ex-girlfriend; Ex-wife; Ex-Teacher; Receptionist; Sue; Co-worker
Synopsis
Harvey interprets a dream as his being lonely, but comes to realise others have worse problems.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Short Weekend: A Story About the Cosmic and the Ordinary (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Harvey Pekar
Pencils
Gregory Budgett
Inks
Gary Dumm
Letters
Gary Dumm

Genre
biography
Characters
Harvey Pekar
Synopsis
Harvey's weekly treat is emptying his P.O. Box, but there's no new mail.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Getting Adjusted (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
biography
Characters
Harvey Pekar; Jeff; George's Wife
Synopsis
Harvey chats with a friend's wife about Vietnam M.I.A's typesetting, his friend George and Cleveland
Keywords
autobiography

Vignettes #3: The Boys Kid Good-Natured Leon In The Locker Room After Practice (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Harvey Pekar
Pencils
Gregory Budgett
Inks
Gary Dumm
Letters
?

Genre
drama
Characters
Leon
Synopsis
Leon goes through hell.

Vignettes #4: For Boppers Only (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Harvey Pekar
Pencils
Gregory Budgett
Inks
Gary Dumm
Letters
?

Genre
biography
Characters
Harvey Pekar
Synopsis
Harvey gives Bob Armstrong a joke.
Keywords
autobiography

Vignettes #5: "But see if you don't put those nickels down..." (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Harvey Pekar
Pencils
Gregory Budgett
Inks
Gary Dumm
Letters
?

Genre
drama
Characters
Vending Machine women
Synopsis
Should the nickels be on the sheet?

[Vignettes #6: "Take good care a' that guy."] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Harvey Pekar
Pencils
Gregory Budgett
Inks
Gary Dumm
Letters
?

Genre
drama
Synopsis
A good customer is at the petrol station.

Jack the Bellboy and Mr. Boats (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Harvey Pekar
Pencils
Robert Crumb
Inks
Robert Crumb
Letters
Robert 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.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Indexer Notes

Jack is stand-in for Harvey Pekar.

Overheard In The Cleveland Public Library March 23, 1977 (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

Genre
biography
Characters
Librarian; Poet
Synopsis
A frustrated poet wants the librarian to look at his work.
Keywords
autobiography

Indexer Notes

This same story was presented again in American Splendor #4, this time interpreted/illustrated by Michael T. Gilbert.

Stetson Shoes (Table of Contents: 13)

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; Neighbourhood Bore; Thrift Store Woman
Synopsis
Harvey finds a pair of Stetson shoes in a thrift shop.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Traditional Male Chauvinism (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script
Harvey Pekar
Pencils
Gregory Budgett
Inks
Gary Dumm
Letters
Gary Dumm

Genre
biography
Characters
Harvey Pekar; Freddy
Synopsis
Freddy's been trying to pick up women at church.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Mr Lopes' Gift (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script
Harvey Pekar
Pencils
Robert Crumb (signed)
Inks
Robert Crumb (signed)
Letters
Robert 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: 16)

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

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

Characters
Rollins
Synopsis
Rollins answers the phone.
Reprints

Chicago's Great Restaurants #2 (Table of Contents: 17)

Travel Tips; American Splendor / text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis
A review of Chicago's El Taco Loco restaurant with illustration of the front.

Indexer Notes

Also still in business in 2010.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["I heard ya went out wit' Bonnie yesterday."]
    American Splendor
  2. 1. Chicago's Great Restaurants #1
    American Splendor; Travel Tips
  3. 2. Standing Behind Old Jewish Ladies in Supermarket Lines
    American Splendor
  4. 3. Awaking to the Terror of a New Day
    American Splendor
  5. 4. Awaking to the Terror of the Same Old Day
    American Splendor
  6. 5. Short Weekend: A Story About the Cosmic and the Ordinary
    American Splendor
  7. 6. Getting Adjusted
    American Splendor
  8. 7. Vignettes #3: The Boys Kid Good-Natured Leon In The Locker Room After Practice
    American Splendor
  9. 8. Vignettes #4: For Boppers Only
    American Splendor
  10. 9. Vignettes #5: "But see if you don't put those nickels down..."
    American Splendor
  11. 10. [Vignettes #6: "Take good care a' that guy."]
    American Splendor
  12. 11. Jack the Bellboy and Mr. Boats
    American Splendor
  13. 12. Overheard In The Cleveland Public Library March 23, 1977
    American Splendor
  14. 13. Stetson Shoes
    American Splendor
  15. 14. Traditional Male Chauvinism
    American Splendor
  16. 15. Mr Lopes' Gift
    American Splendor
  17. 16. Rollins On Time
    American Splendor
  18. 17. Chicago's Great Restaurants #2
    Travel Tips; American Splendor
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