The first story in American Splendor, takes place in Harvey Pekar’s room where he begins to talk about his name. The purpose of this short story. The partnership between Harvey Pekar and Robert Crumb was one of as an example of great comics art, is “The Harvey Pekar Name Story”. Story by Harvey Pekar, Artwork by R. Crumb My favorite Pekar/Crumb collaboration, and the best example I can think of for how easily oral.

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One early effort, “The Harvey Pekar Name Story,” uses 48 panels to pose a quintessential meditation, in which Pekar offers an extended riff on his name. RSS feed for Ian Dawe. The piece ends with three panels: I’ve tried to control a chaotic universe.

By using this site, you agree to the Hwrvey of Use and Privacy Policy. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Ready to find out who you really are? The next phase involves calling up various artists and haranguing them to take on particular stories.


The son of Jewish Polish immigrants, Pekar was born, raised and lived his whole life in Cleveland, where, naemhe met a young cartoonist named Robert Crumb, a recent transplant to the area working for a greeting card company. Another Day, Another Dollar: His ability to speak eloquently, honestly, and with a total lack of sentimentality about the world around him would have made his voice worth listening to however he chose to express himself.

Later, one Harvey Pekar died. He appeared in Alan Zweig ‘s documentary film about record collecting, Vinyl. For Pekar, the two were inseparable, feeding into each other in a fluid back-and-forth. Helen Lark Hall m.

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Analysis of American Splendor The Harvey Pekar Name Story: Voice & Tone, Image, Structure

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He has also contributed to books on Alan Moore and s Horror Comics. American Splendor documented Pekar’s daily life in the aging neighborhoods of his native Cleveland.

Copyright Los Angeles Times. Pekar’s comic book success led to a guest appearance on Late Night with David Letterman on October 15, It was Crumb, in fact, who stirred Pekar’s interest in comics; the two became friends after Crumb moved to Cleveland in Email required Address never made public.

Harvey Pekar: An Appreciation

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