American Splendor Unsung Hero: The Story of Robert McNeill

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Dark Horse Comics, Sep 1, 2003 - Fiction - 79 pages
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Few authors are able to capture an honest snapshot of everyday life the way Harvey Pekar can. From ruminations on jazz musicians to back problems and traffic tickets, Pekar writes in a clear, unsentimental voice that not only explores the mundane, but celebrates it as well. This time out, Pekar focuses his sharp literary eye on Robert McNeill, an ordinary man who's lived an extraordinary life. McNeill recounts his time spent as a G.I. in Vietnam, on a tour through that surreal and horrific landscape that even now, thirty years later, we're struggling to define. Unsung Hero is a tale of cynicism and endurance, tempered by McNeill's distinct sense of humor and Pekar's touching wit.

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American Splendor : Unsung Hero

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Acclaimed comics writer Pekar, known for such autobiographical comics as the Harvey Award-winning Our Cancer Year, has been in the public eye recently following the widespread critical success of ... Read full review

Review: American Splendor Unsung Hero: The Story of Robert McNeill (American Splendor #5)

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This is a nice change for Pekar, moving away from his autobiographical comics to focus on an under-reported historical story which he obviously researched carefully. I hope that Pekar will do some more of these types of non-fiction pieces. Read full review


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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.

David Collier is the author of Portraits from Life, Hamilton Sketchbook, and The Frank Ritza Papers, which was nominated for a Doug Wright Award. He previously lived in Saskatoon but now lives in Hamilton. Chimo will be launched at the Brush With War exhibit at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa in December and then at Grit Lit in Hamilton and TCAF in Toronto in Spring 2011.

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