WorldCat Identities

Pekar, Harvey

Overview
Works: 126 works in 406 publications in 6 languages and 12,854 library holdings
Genres: Comic books, strips, etc  Graphic novels  Comics (Graphic works)  Comedy films  History  Drama  Interviews  Film adaptations  Biographical films  Nonfiction comics 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Editor, Performer, Author of introduction, Narrator, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PN6727.P44, 741.5973
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The beats : a graphic history by Harvey Pekar( Book )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 958 WorldCat member 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
Students for a Democratic Society : a graphic history by Harvey Pekar( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 655 WorldCat member 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 )

11 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A graphic novel which depicts Harvey Pekar's struggle with cancer
The best American comics 2006( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member 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 )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A graphic novel adaptation of Studs Terkel's interviews and accounts of the lives of ordinary Americans
American splendor : the life and times of Harvey Pekar : stories by Harvey Pekar( Book )

32 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"American Splendor is the world's first literary comic book. Cleveland native Harvey Pekar is a true American original. A comic book writer and V.A. hostpiral file clerk. Harvey chronicles the ordinary and mundane in stories both funny and touching."--Back cover
The cartoonist : Jeff Smith, Bone and the changing face of comics( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member 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"--Container
American splendor, the story of Robert McNeill by Harvey Pekar( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comic-book rendering of the life of American G.I. Robert McNeill and the time he spent in Vietnam
Yiddishkeit : Jewish vernacular and the new land by Harvey Pekar( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores four themes--culture, performance, assimilation, and the revival of the language--in comic book format
Ego & hubris : the Michael Malice story by Harvey Pekar( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member 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
Macedonia by Harvey Pekar( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peace activist Heather Robinson goes to Macedonia to explore a region that has edged close to violence
Bob & Harv's comics by Harvey Pekar( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of Pekar's and Crumb's comics
Daniel Johnston by Daniel Johnston( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 146 WorldCat member 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
Strange tales( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Wolverine is the best there is at what he does--fighting in mutant-mixed-martial-arts tournaments, handing out relationship advice and eating hot dogs! Spider-Man issues the ultimate challenge to one of his deadliest enemies--an invitation to the prom! The Mighty Thor forges a powerful new alliance--with a cleverly disguised farm animal!"--Page 4 of cover
American Splendor by Robert Pulcini( Visual )

23 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American splendor is the story of a little-known working-class everyman, Harvey Pekar. Harvey finds love, family and creative voice through the underground comic books, but still can't manage to find the quicker supermarket checkout. Pekar is a frustrated file clerk at a V.A. Hospital, but also a comic book fan, who befriends the young illustrator Robert Crumb and is soon inspired to create comic books based on his own life, entitled American Splendor. Along the bumpy journey he meets and marries Joyce, played by Hope Davis. also appearing in the movie are the real Harvey and Joyce, comic book renderings of the couple, and cameos by some of Harvey's closest friends
American splendor : the official shooting script by Robert Pulcini( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pekar is a frustrated file clerk working at the local V.A. Hospital. He is also a comic book fan who befriends the young illustrator Robert Crumb and is soon inspired to create comic books based on his own life. Along his bumpy journey he meets, marries and falls in love with Joyce, an admiring comic book seller
Blues for Pekar by Ernie Krivda( Recording )

1 edition published in 2011 and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jazz tenor sax legend Ernie Krivda's 'Blues For Pekar' has many interesting twists and some of the hottest bebop heard in a long time. Includes three generations of star side mates from Krivda's Detroit Connection rhythm section: Claude Black, a contemporary of Tommy Flanagan and Barry Harris, on piano; Marion Hayden on bass; and Renell Gonsalves on drums. Featured soloists are trumpet sensations Sean Jones and Dominick Farinacci
Bizarro world( Book )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Happy endings( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comic book confidential by Ron Mann( Visual )

5 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and French and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film profiles twenty-two of the most significant artists and writers working in comic books, graphic novels and strip art in North America today. Combining interviews, archival footage and state-of-the-art animation techniques, the documentary traces the origins and progress of the 55-year-old popular comic book medium and links it to historical events
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The beats : a graphic history
Alternative Names
Harvey Pekar Amerikaans auteur

Harvey Pekar dessinateur américain

Harvey Pekar fumettista statunitense

Harvey Pekar US-amerikanischer Cartoonist

Pekar, Harvey 1939-2010

Пикар, Харви

Харви Пикар

הארווי פיקאר

هاروی پکار

피카, 하비 1939-2010

하비 피카

ハーヴェイ・ピーカー

ピーカー, ハービー

哈维·佩卡

哈維·派克

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Students for a Democratic Society : a graphic historyOur cancer yearThe best American comics 2006Studs Terkel's Working : a graphic adaptationAmerican splendor : the life and times of Harvey Pekar : storiesAmerican splendor, the story of Robert McNeillYiddishkeit : Jewish vernacular and the new landEgo & hubris : the Michael Malice story