Articles tagged harvey pekar

Through A (Broken) Glass, Darkly: Celebrating The American Splendor of Harvey Pekar

To become a meaningful artist one must be intolerant of cliche; to become a meaningful human being one must be intolerant of untruth. Harvey Pekar was both.

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Studs Terkel’s Working: A Graphic Adaptation

Pekar finds splendor where others might see only grind, and has a gift for finding the telling anecdote or quotation to illustrate a point or typify a character.

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15 Apr 2009 // 5:15 AM

The Beats: A Graphic History

This quick-take introduction to the beatnik generation is about three-fourths excellent short-take biography and one-quarter well-meaning addendums of varying quality.

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9 Sep 2007 // 9:42 PM

Postcards by Jason Rodriguez [Editor]

Of significant note to comic fans may be the inclusion of a story by the prolific Harvey Pekar.

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The Best American Comics 2006

By virtue of Pekar's immersion in the comix underground, he's uniquely equipped to lead newcomers on a tour of the best graphic work of the past year that reveals its depth and breadth.

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22 Aug 2003 // 12:00 AM

American Splendor (2003)

Is there a finer actor on the planet than Hope Davis?"

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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