Harvey Pekar's Cleveland

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Zip Comics, 2012 - Cartoonists - 120 pages
24 Reviews
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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Review: Harvey Pekar's Cleveland

User Review  - Benjamin - Goodreads

The first part, a broad history of Cleveland from its founding to the present, was just a little dry. The heart of the book, Pekar's autobiographical history of Cleveland, is as delightful as anything ... Read full review

Review: Harvey Pekar's Cleveland

User Review  - Brian - Goodreads

A lovely way for Pekar to leave us. Simultaneously a love letter to, and a rant about, the city he always called his own. He also takes the time to give us some history and politics and culture about ... Read full review

About the author (2012)

Harvey Pekar (1939-2010) was a comic book writer and author of the autobiographical American Splendor series, which was adapted into an Academy Award nominated film. Pekar was also a prolific jazz and book critic.

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