(September 1996)

Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
16.00 USD; 9.99 GBP
Pages
100
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Four Walls Eight Windows
Brand
Four Walls Eight Windows
ISBN
1-56858-101-7 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781568581019 51600
Editing
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Color
Black and White Interiors, Color Covers
Binding
Trade Paperback

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Eat your hearts out, creeps!
Genre
biography
Characters
Robert Crumb; Harvey Pekar
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Mr. Boats' Miracle Cure (Table of Contents: 1)

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: 2)

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?
Letters
Typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Lissen, Crumb, you sunnuva bitch!
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: 4)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Now I'm puttin' together a whole book o' my things...
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. Publication, copyright and bibliographical credits just beneath.

A Mercifully Short Preface (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Robert Crumb
Letters
Robert Crumb

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This'd be a new lease on life f'r you...
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: 8)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Includes most of a panel from the second page of the "A Fantasy" story.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm glad t'see yer still my friend!
Characters
Harvey Pekar

Indexer Notes

Most of the final panel from the "A Fantasy" story.

[Table of Contents] (Table of Contents: 10)

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?
Letters
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

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The Harvey Pekar Name Story (Table of Contents: 12)

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: 13)

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.
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Keywords
autobiography

A Fantasy (Table of Contents: 14)

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: 15)

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: 16)

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: 17)

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: 18)

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: 19)

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: 20)

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: 21)

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: 22)

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: 23)

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: 24)

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: 25)

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: 26)

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 27)

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)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm wracking my prain tryink to find chokes zat you can poot in your book but you don't like...
Genre
biography
Characters
Harvey Pekar; Doctor
Synopsis
A doctor wants to submit jokes for Harvey's comic.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Excerpt (Table of Contents: 28)

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: 29)

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: 30)

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.
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Hospital Fun No. 2 (Table of Contents: 31)

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: 32)

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: 33)

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: 34)

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: 35)

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: 36)

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: 37)

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: 38)

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: 39)

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: 40)

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: 41)

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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.
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Keywords
autobiography

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 42)

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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.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 43)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I tell ya, Irv, if anybody'd a' tole me a coupla years ago when I....
Characters
Harvey Pekar; Irv
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 44)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How's yer book sellin,' Harv?
Characters
Harvey Pekar; Mr. Boats
Reprints

Crazy Ed (Table of Contents: 45)

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.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 46) (Expand) /

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

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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. ["I'm glad t'see yer still my friend!"]
  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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