Harvey Pekar

Harvey Pekar
© JT Waldman

Harvey Pekar is the coauthor of Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me (Hill and Wang, 2012) and is best known for his graphic autobiography, American Splendor, which was based on his long-running comic-book series and adapted into a film of the same name. He died in 2010.


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Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me

Harvey Pekar and JT Waldman; Epilogue written by Joyce Brabner
Hill and Wang

In Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me, one of the final graphic memoirs from the man who defined the genre, Harvey Pekar explores what it means to be Jewish...


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The Beats

Text by Harvey Pekar et al.; Art by Ed Piskor et al.
Hill and Wang

In The Beats: A Graphic History, those who were mad to live have come back to life through artwork as vibrant as the Beat movement itself. Told by the comic...


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Students for a Democratic Society

Written (mostly) by Harvey Pekar; Art (mostly) by Gary Dumm; Edited by Paul Buhle
Hill and Wang

By the late 1960s, America felt like it was teetering on the edge of a vast transformation. Helping push it over that edge was a brigade of young radicals, the...


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