Most widely held works about Harvey Pekar
Most widely held works by Harvey Pekar
The quitter by Harvey Pekar ( Book )
16 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 824 libraries worldwide
A young Jewish boy in an increasingly African-American neighborhood struggles to find his place but finds discouragement in anything less success. He berates himself and quits when things don't go exactly as he planned. His strategy works--until he joins the navy.
The beats : a graphic history by Harvey Pekar ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 685 libraries worldwide
"This revelatory and exhilarating and funny book not only tells us of the Beat generation, but of a time when we as individuals felt truly free. It is as fresh and pertinent as the latest scholarly history only far more entertaining"--Studs Terkel.
American splendor : the life and times of Harvey Pekar : stories by Harvey Pekar ( Book )
5 editions published between 1984 and 2003 in English and held by 647 libraries worldwide
The classic collection of the comics that inspired the movie American Splendor, winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival. American Splendor is the world's first literary comic book. Cleveland native Harvey Pekar is a true American original. A V.A. hospital file clerk and comic book writer, Harvey chronicles the ordinary and mundane in stories both funny and touching. His dead-on eye for the frustrations and minutiae of the workaday world mix in a delicate balance with his insight into personal relationships. Pekar has been compared to Dreiser, Dostoevsky, and Lenny Bruce. But he is truly more than all of them; he is himself.
Students for a Democratic Society : a graphic history by Harvey Pekar ( Book )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 607 libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: The History of SDS as You've Never Seen It Before. In 1962 at a United Auto Workers' camp in Michigan, Students for a Democratic Society held its historic convention and prepared the famous Port Huron Statement, drafted by Tom Hayden. This statement, criticizing the U.S. government's failure to pursue international peace or address domestic inequality, became the organization's manifesto. Its last convention was held in 1969 in Chicago, where, collapsing under the weight of its notoriety and popularity, it shattered into myriad factions. Through brilliant art and they were-there dialogue, famed graphic novelist Harvey Pekar, gifted artist Gary Dumm, and renowned historian Paul Buhle illustrate the tumultuous decade that first defined and then was defined by the men and women who gathered under the SDS banner. Students for a Democratic Society: A Graphic History captures the idealism and activism that drove a generation of young Americans to believe that even one person's actions can help transform the world.
Our cancer year by Joyce Brabner ( Book )
10 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 592 libraries worldwide
A graphic novel which depicts Harvey Pekar's struggle with cancer.
The best American comics 2006 ( Book )
5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 483 libraries worldwide
Collects thirty comics from graphic novels, pamphlet comics, newspapers, magazines, mini-comics, and the Web by such authors as Alison Bechdel, Jaime Hernandez, Robert Crumb, Justin Hall, and Esther Pearl Watson.
Studs Terkel's Working : a graphic adaptation by Harvey Pekar ( Book )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 427 libraries worldwide
In the thirty-five years since Pulitzer Prizewinner Studs Terkel's Working first documented American workers' hopes and dreams, that "deep penetration of American thought and feeling" (Los Angeles Times) has sold over a million copies, captivating readers with accounts of how their fellow citizens make a living. A masterpiece of words, Working is now adapted into comic-book form by Harvey Pekar, the blue-collar antihero of his American Book Awardwinning comics series American Splendor. Brilliantly scripting and arranging Terkel's interviews, Pekar collaborates with established comics veterans.
The new American splendor anthology by Harvey Pekar ( Book )
9 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 377 libraries worldwide
Collection of material from Pekar's series American splendor.
Best of American splendor by Harvey Pekar ( Book )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 365 libraries worldwide
A collection of American Splendor comics, featuring autobiographical strips about the author's life and work.
American splendor, Unsung hero : the story of Robert McNeill by Harvey Pekar ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 333 libraries worldwide
A comic-book rendering of the life of American G.I. Robert McNeill and the time he spent in Vietnam.
The cartoonist Jeff Smith, Bone and the changing face of cartoons ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 300 libraries worldwide
"The Cartoonist tells the inspiring story of Jeff Smith's creation of the epic comic book 'Bone' , hailed by the critics as one of the greatest graphic novels of all time." -- back of container.
Ego & hubris : the Michael Malice story by Harvey Pekar ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 270 libraries worldwide
Cleveland native Harvey Pekar entered our national consciousness first as the author of the autobiographical graphic novel American Splendor and then as the star of the Sundance Award-winning documentary with the same title. In Ego & Hubris, he explores the life of antihero Michael Malice, an unshakably self-confident New York temp. Egomaniacal Malice has never encountered an intellect he cannot disparage, but his life is in tatters, which only redoubles his scathing disdain, in this remorseless satire on human vanities.
Our movie year : American splendor : stories by Harvey Pekar ( Book )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 260 libraries worldwide
Artists R. Crumb, Gary Dumm, and others illustrate the author's stories from twelve months in his life, when he went from being an unknown comic book writer to being famous with the release of the film, "American Splendor."
Macedonia by Harvey Pekar ( Book )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in Spanish and English and held by 229 libraries worldwide
Peace activist Heather Robinson goes to Macedonia to explore a region that has edged close to violence.
American splendor presents Bob & Harv's comics by Harvey Pekar ( Book )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 226 libraries worldwide
Harvey Pekar : conversations by Harvey Pekar ( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 190 libraries worldwide
American splendor. Another dollar by Harvey Pekar ( Book )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 186 libraries worldwide
Short stories about the every day life of Harvey Pekar; illustrated by various artists.
Another day by Harvey Pekar ( Book )
8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 183 libraries worldwide
Harvey Pekar never has "just another day"; follow his battles of everyday life in this latest volume of his autobiographical series.
Huntington, West Virginia "on the fly by Harvey Pekar ( Book )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 167 libraries worldwide
Posthumously-published short narratives about characters encountered by Pekar on his way to West Virginia.
Daniel Johnston by Daniel Johnston ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 142 libraries worldwide
Daniel Johnston is an indie rock star whose songs are covered by musicians such as Beck & Yo La Tengo. In 1985, hailed as a bright light in the Austin music scene, he had the first of several mental breakdowns. Daniel's artwork is in many ways a counterpart to his music - charming, sometimes disturbing, inconsistent & fascinating.
African American soldiers American splendor (Motion picture) Beat generation Biographical films Biography Burroughs, William S.,--1914-1997 Caricatures and cartoons Cartoonists Cassady, Carolyn Cassady, Neal College students--Political activity Comic books, strips, etc. Comic books, strips, etc. Criticism, interpretation, etc. Di Prima, Diane Documentary films Feature films Ferlinghetti, Lawrence Friendship Ginsberg, Allen,--1926-1997 Graphic novels Graphic novels Health History Interviews Jackson, Jack,--1941-2006 Kerouac, Jack,--1922-1969 Macedonia (Republic) Malice, Michael Manners and customs Marines McClure, Michael New Left New York (State)--New York Nonfiction films Ohio--Cleveland Pekar, Harvey Pictorial works Popular culture Rexroth, Kenneth,--1905-1982 Snyder, Gary,--1930- Spiegelman, Art Students for a Democratic Society (U.S.) Travel Ukrainian Americans United States Vietnam War (1961-1975) West Virginia--Huntington Working class Working class--Attitudes