"The inspiration for the award-winning moviefrom HBO Films and Fine Line Features



The Life and Times of Harvey Pekar


Two classic comic anthologies in one volume


Stories by Harvey Pekar

Introduction by R. Crumb


Art by Kevin Brown, Gregory Budgett, Sean Carroll, Sue Cavey, R. Crumb, Gary Dumm, Val Mayerik, and Gerry Shamray


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." - BALLANTINE BOOKS


This volume is in good second hand condition with light shelf wear. A classic! 

American Splendor and More American Splendor: The Life and Times of Harvey Pekar