American Splendor is the series that sparked a revolution in comics and brought graphic novels to the attention of post-adolescent readers everywhere. Here is the best of American Splendor and other comics by Harvey Pekar, including never-before-seen material.
Gathered here are the collected works of the titans of adults comics ? legendary underground cartoonist R. Crumb and the "high priest of comic-book naturalism" (Newsweek) Harvey Pekar. The comic collision of these underground luminaries is funny, obsessive, ever-so-slightly neurotic, but always biting and honest.
A tour of America's underground literary movement, presented in a graphic tale format, includes coverage of the Benzedrine-fueled antics of Jack Kerouac, Chicago's beatnik bistro, and San Francisco's City Lights bookstore.
Explores what it means to be Jewish and what Israel means to the Jews. Combining his increasing disillusionment with Israel with an account of the Jewish people since biblical times, the author weaves a personal and historical odyssey of uncommon power. It is suitable for anyone interested in the past and future of the Jewish state.
By the late 1960s, America felt like it was teetering on the edge of a vast transformation. Helping push it over that edge was a brigade of young radicals, the Students for a Democratic Society, who were fighting the establishment for peace abroad and equality at home. This book illustrates their struggle.
A lifelong Cleveland resident, Harvey Pekar pioneered autobiographical comics, mining the mundane for magic since 1976 in his ongoing American Splendor series. Harvey Pekar"s Cleveland is sadly one of his last, but happily one of his most definitive graphic novels. This book deals with his life and work.
The history of the precedent-making Franklin D. Roosevelt administration, which weathered the bitter economic depression by introducing programmes to empower artists and working people, here comes alive as the grandest social experiment in the history of American democracy. For the first time this timely story can be seen through an innovative comic narrative accompanying historic illustrations....
In Pekar's final memoir, he recounts the entire history of the Jews to explain how he lost his faith in the state of Israel. Pekar grew up a staunch supporter of the Jewish state, but as he became older he confronted more and more questions his parents couldn't answer.
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