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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

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 and what Israel means to the...

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The Beats

Text by Harvey Pekar et al.; Art by Ed Piskor et al.

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 legend Harvey Pekar, his frequent...

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Students for a Democratic Society

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

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 Students for a Democratic Society,...

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