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On Life in Graphic Detail

Autobiographical Comics, the second volume in the Bloomsbury Comics Studies series successfully bridges the gap between academic studies and popular books that delight comics fans.

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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.

Sarah Boslaugh
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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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Postcards by Jason Rodriguez [Editor]

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

Leslie Joseph
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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.

Dante A. Ciampaglia
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American Splendor (2003)

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

Cynthia Fuchs
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