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Harvey Pekar's Cleveland

By Harvey Pekar

“One of the very greatest works by that unique and irreplaceable American voice, the truly splendorous Harvey Pekar... graced by the impeccable and poignant artistry of Joseph Remnant.” -- From the introduction by Alan Moore"A must for graphic-novel, Americana, and localism buffs alike." -- Booklist (starred review)"Often insightful, and unafraid to show himself in an extremely uncomplimentary light, Pekar illustrates 70 years of recent history as seen through the eyes of one gloomy but talented pessimist... Remnant brings this very personal history to vibrant life with his own flair for the charm of the ordinary. Cleveland will stand as a must-have volume in Pekar’s body of work." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)A lifelong resident of Cleveland, Ohio, Harvey Pekar (1939-2010) pioneered autobiographical comics, mining the mundane for magic since 1976 in his critically acclaimed series American Splendor.Harvey Pekar’s Cleveland is sadly one of his last, but happily one of his most definitive graphic novels. It presents key moments and characters from the city's history, intertwined with Harvey's own ups and downs, as relayed to us by Our Man and meticulously researched and rendered by artist Joseph Remnant. At once a history of Cleveland and a portrait of Harvey, it's a tribute to the ordinary greatness of both."America’s poet-comic-laureate of curmudgeonhood is sorely missed, but thankfully, this posthumous book, like Hamlet’s father, is here to remind us of the great man, the great Pekar." -- Jonathan Ames, author and creator of HBO’s Bored to Death

Format

Book

Availability

2 available at Main (Downtown)
  • GN Cleveland, Graphic Novel
  • GN Cleveland, Graphic Novel

Publish Date

2012

ISBN

9781603090919


Format: Book
Author: Pekar, Harvey
Title: Harvey Pekar's Cleveland / [art by Joseph Remnant ; introduction by Alan Moore].
Publisher Date: Scarsdale, NY : Zip Comics ; Marietta, Ga. : Top Shelf Productions, 2012.
Subject: Pekar, Harvey -- Comic books, strips, etc. Graphic novels Cleveland (Ohio) -- Social life and customs -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Isbn: 9781603090919 1603090916
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 3
Call Number: GN Cleveland
Oclc: 758984219
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Bib Id: 395149

Format: Book
Author: Pekar, Harvey
Title: Harvey Pekar's Cleveland / [art by Joseph Remnant ; introduction by Alan Moore].
Publisher, Date: Scarsdale, NY : Zip Comics ; Marietta, Ga. : Top Shelf Productions, 2012.
Description: 120, [6] p. : chiefly ill. ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Pekar, Harvey -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Subjects: Graphic novels
Subjects: Cleveland (Ohio) -- Social life and customs -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Other Author: Remnant, Joseph.
Other Title: Cleveland
ISBN: 9781603090919
ISBN: 1603090916
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: GN Cleveland