Posts Tagged ‘Harvey Pekar’

Colombian Homages to Harvey Pekar

Posted by on January 28th, 2011 at 9:10 AM

Thanks in great part to the film American Splendor, Harvey Pekar has became something of an international superstar, with admirers all around the globe, including Colombia.

In a round-up of Colombian comics in 2010, comic artist and journalist Pablo

FDR and the New Deal For Beginners, by Paul Buhle, Sabrina Jones and Harvey Pekar

Posted by on September 14th, 2010 at 9:21 PM

FDR and the New Deal for Beginners. Written by Paul Buhle; comics by Sabrina Jones; afterword by Harvey Pekar. Danbury, CT: For Beginners, 2010. 160 pp; $14.99 pb; numerous black-and-white illustrations and short stories. ISBN: 978-1-934389-50-8.

The epic story

American Blender: A Reporter Sifts Through the Many Realities of Hanging Out with Harvey Pekar the Movie Star by Jack Baney

Posted by on July 16th, 2010 at 5:01 PM
The full version of Jack Baney's 2003 piece (from TCJ#255), written in New Journalism style, about spending time with Harvey Pekar during the American Splendor film hype.

art by R. Crumb

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Gary Groth Interviews Harvey Pekar (1984) Part Two of Two

Posted by on July 15th, 2010 at 5:57 PM
In Part Two, Pekar rates world literature, discusses how different artists interpret his writing and generally champions the underdog.

Gary Groth Interviews Harvey Pekar (1984) Part One of Two

Posted by on July 14th, 2010 at 5:15 PM

In this Interview from TCJ #97, August 1985: Stories About Honesty, Money and Misogyny.

Harvey Pekar: An Appreciation

Posted by on July 13th, 2010 at 1:34 PM
Rob reflects on the career of the great Harvey Pekar.

Gary Groth interviews Harvey Pekar (1993)

Posted by on July 12th, 2010 at 5:00 PM
This interview is reprinted from TCJ #162, October 1993, the autobio-cartoonist issue. In this interview, Groth and Pekar talk about literary values, evaluate other autobio cartoonists, and ponder how to grow a lit-comics readership. Upcoming: Gary Groth's 1985 interview with Harvey Pekar.

Michel Fiffe interviews Ty Templeton Part Four (of Five)

Posted by on January 8th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
Fiffe and Templeton cover Bigg Time and American Splendor.

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TCJ 300: Funnybook Roulette

Posted by on December 28th, 2009 at 2:44 AM


The Experience of Comics

From Girls and Boys, by and ©1979 Lynda Barry.

So here we are, with enough issues of The Comics Journal to hold off the Persians. I joined the hoplites in #52, dated December 1979,

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Marc Sobel reviews Studs Terkel’s Working: A Graphic Adaptation

Posted by on December 24th, 2009 at 10:00 AM

Adapted by Harvey Pekar, Edited by Paul Buhle; The New Press; 224 pp.; $22.95; B&W; Softcover; ISBN: 9781595583215

Studs Terkel is widely regarded as the greatest oral historian in American literature.  Although he would later win the Pulitzer Prize (in

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