Harvey Pekar's Cleveland
A lifelong Cleveland resident, Harvey Pekar (1939-2010) pioneered autobiographical comics, mining the mundane for magic since 1976 in his ongoing American Splendor series. Harvey Pekar''s Cleveland is sadly one of his last, but happily one of his most definitive graphic novels. It combines classic American Splendor-ous autobiographical anecdotes with key moments and characters in the city''s history as relayed to us by Our Man and meticulously researched and rendered by artist Joseph Remnant. With an introduction by Alan Moore to boot! Published by ZIP Comics and Top Shelf Productions.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - rapotter - LibraryThing
Yes, I'm from Cleveland -- and therefore I am entitled to love it and grouse about it at the same time. I was born there in 1960, some years after Pekar, and so far as I know we never met. Still, as a ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - librarianbryan - LibraryThing
Same old Pekar. Whenever he referenced R. Crumb as an example of how hip his old neighborhood was in the 1960s, I could only snicker in derision. Read full review