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  1. says:

    3.5 stars As a fan of the film, American Splendor, I was always interested in checking out Pekar s comics This was not disappointing I happened to come across this on GR I thought I d give it a shot I have never read a comic book before, so I m enjoying Pekar s timeless slice of life humor Reminds me of Seinfeld in print.


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    Las historias de Harvey Pekar tienen algo que te hacen sentir cercano a la vida, a lo que pasa com nmente en esta Quiz esto sea por su car cter meramente realista sin meterse en que si lo que se cuenta es completamente ver dico o no Aunque seg n afirman los autores que as es , en la manera de afrontar cada situaci n Pues si bien est n omitidas partes esenciales de una narraci n como el cl max o la consecuencia final definido cada historia tiene fuerza y sobresale por si misma.En alg n r Las historias de Harvey Pekar tienen algo que te hacen sentir cercano a la vida, a lo que pasa com nmente en esta Quiz esto sea por su car cter meramente realista sin meterse en que si lo que se cuenta es completamente ver dico o no Aunque seg n afirman los autores que as es , en la manera de afrontar cada situaci n Pues si bien est n omitidas partes esenciales de una narraci n como el cl max o la consecuencia final definido cada historia tiene fuerza y sobresale por si misma.En alg n relato, me di cuenta del agrado que resulta leer vida com n no vida real Esta parece ir m s por problemas del entorno, situaciones tope de la vida, violencia, drogas, sexo, etc a trav s de historias Porque quien escribi esto que ahora leo era un tipo que cada d a deb a salir de su casa a trabajar en algo que no le gustaba, iba a la panader a por su pan y en la calle se encontraba con personas disparatadas alguien como cualquiera otra persona De un escritor, creo se tiene cualquier imagen menos esta Pero es precisamente esa vida corriente y un tanto agobiada la que hace que su manera de ver el mundo sea nica y por consiguiente, sus historias El mismo Harvey Pekar lo menciona magistralmente en a mi parecer uno de los mejores n meros de esta serie Dilema Moral.De las ilustraciones, decir que los dibujos de Robert Crumb con trazos oscuros, desesperados, agobiados, neur ticos y extra os vienen a complementar atinadamente lo que hace Pekar.Insisto, las historias de Harvey Pekar son especiales e incluso imprescindibles para quien guste de estas narraciones Te cambia la noci n sobre estas y te deja con sensaciones despu s de leerlas, pensando S , quiz no sean las mejores pero s lo es su prop sito y actitud ante ellas


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    Over the years, I ve read occasional comics by R Crumb, but this was my first time reading anything by his frequent collaborator, writer Harvey Pekar, creator of the American Splendor comics Pekar devotes most of his strips to slice of life tales of working as a government file clerk, listening to jazz music, and living a lower middle class life in Cleveland, a city long on the decline You ve got to love any comic book that attempts to grab readers, as American Splendor did, with such cov Over the years, I ve read occasional comics by R Crumb, but this was my first time reading anything by his frequent collaborator, writer Harvey Pekar, creator of the American Splendor comics Pekar devotes most of his strips to slice of life tales of working as a government file clerk, listening to jazz music, and living a lower middle class life in Cleveland, a city long on the decline You ve got to love any comic book that attempts to grab readers, as American Splendor did, with such cover tag lines as In This Issue Stories About Record Collecting and Working and In This Issue Stories About Sickness and Old People The autobiographical tales in Bob Harv s Comics frequently focus on Pekar s struggles to get his comics published and achieve wider recognition for his work Most of the comics collected here are from the late 1970s and early 80s, long before the 2003 American Splendor movie made Pekar at least a little bit famous for a brief time Those stories focused on writing and publishing comics tend to teeter back and forth between self aggrandizement self aware self aggrandizement, but self aggrandizement nonetheless and anger on Pekar s part, feelings certainly familiar to any writer or artist who s labored for years for recognition.It s easy to see why Pekar is so well loved among comic aficionados Having R Crumb as a collaborator certainly doesn t hurt, of course The book s only shortcoming I wish it were longer


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    Parceria entre dois artistas do underground que resultou numa das melhores fases da revista American Splendor Harvey Pekar trabalhava como arquivista em um hospital de Cleveland EUA e faturava alguns trocados negociando discos raros de jazz, sua paix o Prop e ao cartunista Robert Crumb desenhar suas hist rias, algumas reunidas nessa publica o sobre dois anti her is americanos.Se o tra o de Crumb se caracteriza pelo estilo psicod lico e surrealista, os roteiros de Pekar s o lac nicos e ret Parceria entre dois artistas do underground que resultou numa das melhores fases da revista American Splendor Harvey Pekar trabalhava como arquivista em um hospital de Cleveland EUA e faturava alguns trocados negociando discos raros de jazz, sua paix o Prop e ao cartunista Robert Crumb desenhar suas hist rias, algumas reunidas nessa publica o sobre dois anti her is americanos.Se o tra o de Crumb se caracteriza pelo estilo psicod lico e surrealista, os roteiros de Pekar s o lac nicos e retratam situa es absolutamente banais do cotidiano Os dois artistas fazem parte de v rias hist rias, envolvidos com personagens curiosos e pessoas da contracultura Tem narrativa que termina quando mal come ou, o que faz pensar Mas n o assim mesmo


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    I like Pekar s topics, how he makes comics about real life and the working class How Cleveland seems like such a dreary place but at the same time like any other place I know There is so much to relate to I relate to Pekar I especially liked how at the end he was contemplating whether or not his writing would be the same if he didn t go to work every day Just one of the many things I think about only every day only, in terms of me, not Pekar Crumb s drawing is excellent too btw.


  6. says:

    In reading this book, I ve taken my first step into reading comic books and it couldn t have been a better place to start Harvey Pekar s work is so simple and slice of life and I love it It makes normal living seemrelevant in some way The humor is subtle which makes itenjoyable His stories remind me of a Bukowski book minus the drinking and sex Very working class Awesome.


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    De todos los artistas que colaboraron con Harvey Pekar, acaso sea Robert Crumb quien traspas mejor sus guiones gracias a ese trazo intenso y vigoroso que le dio popularidad Historias breves sobre episodios sencillos hacen de Cleveland un microuniverso familiar, donde las visiones cotidianas de Harv y sus personajes se hacen cercanas al lector m s despierto Uno de los mayores t tulos del Slice of Life estadounidense.


  8. says:

    Dynamic duo, I tell you what.


  9. says:

    Published in 1996.I watched the Crumb and American Splendor documentaries and then borrowed American Splendor Presents Bob and Harv s Comics from my local public library via interlibrary loan Bob and Harv s is a collection of early early American Splendor comics illustrated by underground comic artist Robert Crumb The content consists of everyday life personal and life stories of the author The story is not dramatic or romantic The appeal of the stories comes from the colorful charact Published in 1996.I watched the Crumb and American Splendor documentaries and then borrowed American Splendor Presents Bob and Harv s Comics from my local public library via interlibrary loan Bob and Harv s is a collection of early early American Splendor comics illustrated by underground comic artist Robert Crumb The content consists of everyday life personal and life stories of the author The story is not dramatic or romantic The appeal of the stories comes from the colorful characters like Mr Lopes, Rollins, and Harvey Pekar in comic form all drawn in Crumb s identifiable style Crumb makes the characters look like they are from an O Henry story harmless, sweet, unsophisticated country bumpkins of a bygone era The facial expressions on the characters, although simple looking, are amazingly expressive.Like other artists, Crumb is often referred to as talented or genius When I look closely at these drawings, I can see a lot of ink in the page in the shape of crosshatching, motion lines, and backgrounds Robert Crumb had be be diligent and spend a lot of time on these works The stories in Bob and Harv s are appealing in how they show everyday life and conversation I found Pekar s phonetic rendering of African American English clever and authentic Despite some profanity, I was not surprised, shocked, or offended like I d been after reading some traditional Crumb comics Joe Blow , The Adventures of Dicknose , and Eggs Ackley among the Vulture Demonesses The stories and artwork make American Splendor Presents Bob and Harv s Comics appealing for high school and older


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    I ve read several of Pekar s collection s at this point, and for some reason this one has stood out to me as the most enjoyable Though I ve often complained about the meandering nature of the stories he tells, and this book is not different in that respect, it didn t bother me this time around Maybe it s because I ve finally learned that the best way to read these is just a few pages at a time here and there.The pieces collected here range across a big time span, from as early as the 1970s up I ve read several of Pekar s collection s at this point, and for some reason this one has stood out to me as the most enjoyable Though I ve often complained about the meandering nature of the stories he tells, and this book is not different in that respect, it didn t bother me this time around Maybe it s because I ve finally learned that the best way to read these is just a few pages at a time here and there.The pieces collected here range across a big time span, from as early as the 1970s up until the 1990s I m not sure if it is a complete collection of his collaborations with well known comics artist Robert Crumb, but is surely includes the large bulk of them Other reviewers have mentioned that some of these pieces also appear in his previous collections, though these reviewers have better memories than me because I couldn t recall seeing any of them before.The stories are about normal life in Cleveland working, record collecting, grousing about why Pekar s work isn twidely known, and illustrations of conversations Pekar has with various people As you d expect, Crumb s artwork is very good throughout as well It s among Pekar s best work a great comic and, what the hell, just a great book


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