(August 2003)

Random House, 2003 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
16.95 USD; 23.95 CAD
Pages
324
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Ballantine Books
Brand
Ballantine Books
ISBN
0-345-46830-9 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9780345468307 51595
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
? (photo); Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (inset)
Inks
? (photo); Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (inset)
Colors
? (photo)
Letters
Typeset

Characters
Paul Giamatti (photo); 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).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Letters
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Title page and artist credits

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

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Letters
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Indicia and publisher credits

American Splendor The Life and Times of Harvey Pekar (Table of Contents: 4)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Letters
?

Reprints

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

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Introduction (Table of Contents: 6)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Signed and dated April, 1985

The Harvey Pekar Name Story (Table of Contents: 7)

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: 8)

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.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

A Fantasy (Table of Contents: 9)

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.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Ozzie Nelson's Open Letter to Crumb (Table of Contents: 10)

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.
Reprints

How I Quit Collecting Records and Put Out a Comic Book With the Money I Saved (Table of Contents: 11)

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.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

The Day Before The Be In (Table of Contents: 12)

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.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Awaking to the Terror of a New Day (Table of Contents: 13)

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.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Awaking to the Terror of the Same Old Day (Table of Contents: 14)

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.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Short Weekend: A Story About the Cosmic and the Ordinary (Table of Contents: 15)

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: 16)

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.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Hustlin' Sides (Table of Contents: 17)

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
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Jack the Bellboy and Mr. Boats (Table of Contents: 18)

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.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Read This (Table of Contents: 19)

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.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Standing Behind Old Jewish Ladies in Supermarket Lines (Table of Contents: 20)

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: 21)

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.
Reprints
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: 22)

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.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Working Man's Nightmare (Table of Contents: 23)

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: 24)

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.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Ripoff Chick (Table of Contents: 25)

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.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

One Good Turn Deserves Another (Table of Contents: 26)

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: 27)

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.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Noah's Ark (Table of Contents: 28)

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.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Class Antagonism (Table of Contents: 29)

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.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Emil (Table of Contents: 30)

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.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

The Maggies (Oral History) (Table of Contents: 31)

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: 32)

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.
Reprints

American Splendor Assaults The Media (Table of Contents: 33)

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: 34)

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.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Hypothetical Quandary (Table of Contents: 35)

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: 36)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Letters
?

Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 37)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Pickled Okra (Okry) (Table of Contents: 38)

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: 39)

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.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Rollins On Time (Table of Contents: 40)

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: 41)

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.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Guerrilla Theatre July '74 - On the Corner (Table of Contents: 42)

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.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

On the Corner... A Sequel June, 1976 (Table of Contents: 43)

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: 44)

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: 45)

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.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Mrs. Roosevelt and the Young Queen of Greece (Table of Contents: 46)

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: 47)

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: 48)

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: 49)

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: 50)

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.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

I'll Be Forty-Three on Friday (How I'm Living Now) (Table of Contents: 51)

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: 52)

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.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

A Ride Home (Table of Contents: 53)

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.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Free Ride (Table of Contents: 54)

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: 55)

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.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

A Marriage Album (Table of Contents: 56)

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.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Violence (Table of Contents: 57)

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.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

History Repeats Itself (Table of Contents: 58)

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.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

A Matter of Life and... (Table of Contents: 59)

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.
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Common Sense (Table of Contents: 60)

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."
Reprints
Keywords
autobiography

Mr. Boats' Miracle Cure (Table of Contents: 61)

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