Bob Dylan, John Steinbeck, Robert Altman: Americans who defined through their art the struggles of the common man...yet one name is missing from this list: Cleveland's most famous writer, actor and complainer, the acutely observational Harvey Pekar! Witness Harvey's daily trials and tribulations in this all-new graphic novel, where a missing cat causes more stress than it should, a disobedient teenage daughter inspires some mild aggravation and the price for a bag of peanuts is enough to send an otherwise sane man over the edge! Illustrated by comics' best-known talent including Glenn Fabry, Dean Haspiel, Eddie Campbell, and Chris Weston, "American Splendor" is a joyous slice of American life.
Harvey Pekar, retired hospital file clerk and music critic, is best known for his autobiographical slice-of-life comic book series American Splendor, a first-person account of Pekar's downtrodden life. Artists in the book include Richard Corben, Glenn Fabry, Dean Haspiel, Chris Samnee, Chandler Wood, Gary Dumm, Eddie Campbell, Chris Weston and many others.