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Pekar, Harvey

Works: 137 works in 435 publications in 5 languages and 12,909 library holdings
Genres: Graphic novels  Comic books, strips, etc  Comics (Graphic works)  Biographical films  Drama  Comedy films  History  Interviews  Film adaptations  Nonfiction comics 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent, Performer, Author of introduction, Narrator
Classifications: PN6727.P44, 741.5973
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The beats : a graphic history by Harvey Pekar( Book )
13 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 955 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 660 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 )
13 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 638 libraries worldwide
A graphic novel which depicts Harvey Pekar's struggle with cancer
Studs Terkel's Working : a graphic adaptation by Harvey Pekar( Book )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 493 libraries worldwide
A graphic novel adaptation of Studs Terkel's interviews and accounts of the lives of ordinary Americans
The best American comics 2006 ( Book )
6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 467 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
The cartoonist : Jeff Smith, Bone and the changing face of comics ( visu )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 337 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 )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 307 libraries worldwide
A comic-book rendering of the life of American G.I. Robert McNeill and the time he spent in Vietnam
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 296 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
Yiddishkeit : Jewish vernacular and the new land by Harvey Pekar( Book )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 292 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 241 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 )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 235 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 )
5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 210 libraries worldwide
An anthology of Pekar's and Crumb's comics
Daniel Johnston by Daniel Johnston( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 148 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 81 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( visu )
24 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 78 libraries worldwide
Comédie dramatique
American splendor : the official shooting script by Robert Pulcini( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 58 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
American splendor ; and More American splendor by Harvey Pekar( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
Presents a collection of black-and-white comics about personal relationships and the workaday world which served as the inspiration for the movie "American Splendor."
Blues for Pekar by Ernie Krivda( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2011 in No Linguistic Content and held by 53 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
Happy endings ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
Comic book confidential by Ron Mann( visu )
6 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and French and held by 40 libraries worldwide
Documents the history of comic books through interviews with leading artists
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
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Harvey Pekar
Harvey Pekar Amerikaans auteur
Harvey Pekar dessinateur américain
Harvey Pekar fumettista statunitense
Harvey Pekar komiksový autor a kritik
Harvey Pekar US-amerikanischer Cartoonist
Pekar, Harvey 1939-2010
Pekar, Harvey Lawrence
Pekar, Harvey Lawrence, 1939-2010
Пикар, Харви
Харви Пикар
הארווי פיקאר
هاروی پکار
피카, 하비 1939-2010
하비 피카
ピーカー, ハービー
English (260)
Spanish (15)
German (3)
French (3)
Indonesian (1)
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