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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.

BOOKS BY THE AUTHOR

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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Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me

Harvey Pekar and JT Waldman; Epilogue written by Joyce Brabner

Harvey Pekar’s mother was a Zionist by way of politics. His father was a Zionist by way of faith. Whether Harvey was going to daily Hebrew classes or attending Zionist picnics,...

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Students for a Democratic Society

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

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...

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