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American Splendor

Movie Review: All Is Bright

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.02.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Paul Giamatti is one of our great screen actors, an absolute poet of frustration and regret with the range to play a wide variety of roles. Watch hi...

The Walking Dead and Other Brainy (So to Speak) Graphic Novels I'm Gifting

Nick Kolakowski | Posted 02.03.2013 | Books
Nick Kolakowski

The following graphic novels all helped the medium gain that elusive respect, by offering narratives that qualify as fine literature, combined with artwork that's frame-worthy. And yes, some do feature superheroes in spandex.

What Harvey Pekar Taught Me That No Superhero Ever Could

Dave Scheidt | Posted 01.16.2012 | Chicago
Dave Scheidt

Harvey taught me that everyone has a story however boring, weird, or unflattering that story may be. He showed me that comics were capable of so much more than I could have ever imagined.

How Comics Became Literature for Adults

Douglas Wolk | Posted 08.27.2011 | Books
Douglas Wolk

Thanks to accidents of economics, flashes of artistic inspiration, and flukes of both government and culture, comics have really "grown up."

Ten Minutes with Judah Friedlander

Fabio Periera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Fabio Periera

It was the book signing that wasn't. On a balmy night in Los Angeles, Judah Friedlander who plays Frank Rossitano on NBC's hit comedy 30 Rock, was sla...

Blues and the Abstract Truth

Susan Sisko Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Susan Sisko Carter

I saw Harvey Pekar, just a few months ago. Harvey's presentation consisted of -- Harvey. Not a single frame of his work was displayed. Not even a cover of American Splendor.

Harvey Pekar Dead: 'American Splendor' Comic Book Author Dies At 70

AP | THOMAS J. SHEERAN and JAKE COYLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

CLEVELAND — Harvey Pekar, whose autobiographical comic book series "American Splendor" portrayed his unglamorous life with bone-dry honesty and ...

American Splendor

Aram Khayatpour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Aram Khayatpour

American Splendor is the story Harvey Pekar's life. Harvey Pekar is a writer who was living in Cleveland and began to write comics about the mundane details of everyday life.