The Best American Comics 2006

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Harvey Pekar, Anne Elizabeth Moore
Houghton Mifflin, 2006 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 293 pages
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The popularity of the graphic genre continues to rage, and The Best American Comics is a diverse, exciting annual selection for fans and newcomers alike. The inaugural volume includes stories culled from graphic novels, pamphlet comics, newspapers, magazines, mini-comics, and the Web.

Contributors include Robert Crumb, Chris Ware, Kim Deitch, Jaime Hernandez, Alison Bechdel, Joe Sacco, and Lynda Barry—and unique discoveries such as Justin Hall, Esther Pearl Watson, and Lilli Carré.

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User Review  - JillianJ - LibraryThing

Anthologies and collections are always a gamble, and this one was pretty hit-and-miss for me. I borrowed it from the library because it came up in a search for Alison Bechdel books. Some of the comics ... Read full review

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User Review  - csmirl - LibraryThing

An ode to the art of writing *and* drawing and the creators who are able to make these two mediums flow into a story. It made me long for a good full length graphic novel– a story I can stick with ... Read full review

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Harvey Pekar is the author, most recently, of the graphic novel The Quitter and was the costar and subject of the Oscar-nominated film American Splendor. His American Book Awardwinning series of the same name has been published since 1976 and illustrated by artists such as Robert Crumb, Frank Stack, and Joe Sacco.

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