Harvey Pekar's Cleveland
Harvey Pekar & Joseph Remnant
This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.
“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
"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
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.
From Publishers Weekly
© Publishers Weekly
I kept waiting for something beyond an apologia for Cleveland.
Preview is horrible
Looks like they scanned pages from a book - quality is bad.
It would be helpful if the sample included some portion of the actual work written by Harvey Pekar. I'm interested and curious about the book, but Alan Moore's introduction is about as useful in deciding on this purchase as a back cover review blurb on a shrink-wrapped book.
That said, the cover is lovely to zoom in on, the lower half reminding me of the urban panels of Crumb's Short History Of America. Remnant appears to use an appealing style that evokes aspects of both Crumb and Chester Brown, at least based on the few images previewed. I only wish I could "flip" through it a little more thoroughly to see if I would like reading this on a tablet.
- Category: Graphic Novels
- Published: Mar 31, 2012
- Publisher: Top Shelf Productions and ZIP Comics
- Seller: Top Shelf Productions, Inc.
- Print Length: 106 Pages
- Language: English