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Publisher: Harvey Pekar
Title: American Splendor
Page Count: 60
Genre: Biography
Era: Bronze
Cover Price: 2.00 USD
Cover Date: January 1979
Country: United States
Herschel lets his anger get the better of him at work after a secretary turns down his request for a date.; Harvey writes about how he met Robert Crumb and how both of them got into underground comics.; Someone Herschel knows from years ago is to be treated in the hospital where he works.; Sid remembers applying for a job in Detroit.; Harvey Pekar explains how he quit collecting jazz records and used the money he saved to publish American Splendor.; Harvey is offered a lift from a guy who is studying welding.; Harvey recalls Carmella, whom he once worked with, and tells John about her.; The story of a letter that was sent to Henry Kissinger, and the reply the sender got back.; A conversation with Sun Ra on the bus.; Jack's hustling albums again.; Rollins offers some philosophical advice on how to get ahead.; A frustrated poet tries to have the librarian look at his work; Harvey cops a bargain.