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American Splendor by Harvey Pekar
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Apr 04, 10

Read from January 18 to 25, 2010

American Splendor has no over the top attempts to be more then what it is and that is what makes it great. The messages and meaning naturally emerge because in one way or another I think we can all relate to Harvey. The amazing part is how he can tell his story with such honesty no matter how it might look to everyone. I get sick of writer's that try to look or sound a certain way or try to explain their assumed enlightened philosophy on life as if they get it and have something to teach. American Splendor is great because it is simply expression of one man’s experience as it is, take it or leave it. The illustration artists really bring Harvey to life and show exactly why comics isn’t just kids stuff and that comics is a perfect way to capture both visual art and literature.
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