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Macedonia

by Harvey Pekar

|June 26, 2007

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“Pekar has proven that comics can address the ambiguities of daily living, that like the finest fiction, they can hold a mirror up to life.” –The New York Times For years Heather Roberson, a passionate peace activist, has argued that war can…

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In Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me , one of the final graphic memoirs from the man who defined the genre, Harvey Pekar explores what it means to be Jewish and what Israel means to the Jews. Pekar's mother was a Zionist by way of politics, his father by way…

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" Working has been a book, a radio drama, a Broadway musical, and now a gripping graphic novel. I can't speak for Studs, but I suspect he would have been tickled to see it adapted by a former government file clerk and wage slave, who knows all about working."…

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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,…

The Quitter

by Harvey Pekar

|September 6, 2006

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Harvey Pekar, the acclaimed creator and subject of the American Book Award-winning biopic American Splendor, tells the story of his troubled teen years when he would beat up other kids just to win the approval of his peers in this paperback edition of his…

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Yiddish is everywhere. We hear words like nosh , schlep , and schmutz all the time, but how did these words come to pepper American English? In Yiddishkeit: Jewish Vernacular and the New Land , Harvey Pekar and Paul Buhle trace the influence of Yiddish from…

Harvey Pekar's Cleveland

by Harvey Pekar

|This title releases January 10, 2017

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A lifelong Cleveland resident, Harvey Pekar (1939-2010) 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…

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Au début des années 60, Pekar, critique de jazz et collectionneur de vieux disques, rencontre Robert Crumb et découvre la bande dessinée underground. Fasciné par les possibilités offertes par ce medium, il développe un projet de série autobiographique et,…

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In 2006, comics legend Harvey Pekar brought his unflinching tales of ordinary life to Vertigo with an all-new run of AMERICAN SPLENDOR, the comic that, 30 years earlier, rose "from the streets of Cleveland" and changed how we look at comics. Often…

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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.

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With an appreciation by Anthony Bourdain HAVE ATTITUDE, WILL TRAVEL Harvey Pekar changed the face of comics when his American Splendor series replaced traditional slam-bang superhero action with slice-of-life tales of his own very ordinary existence in Cleveland,…