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Publisher: Harvey Pekar
Title: American Splendor
Page Count: 60
Genre: Biography
Era: Bronze
Cover Price: 2.75 USD
Cover Date: January 1983
Country: United States
Harvey, down on his luck, gets Wallace Shawn to visit Cleveland for a film festival showing of "My Dinner With Andre." Harvey hopes to get help with his writing career, but eventually realizes Wallace has financial problems similar to his own.; Harvey's experiences as a juror prompt him to consider the justice system.; The problem of old cars breaking down during Cleveland winters.; With a birthday due, Harvey reflects on his life and current state.; Harvey gets a free lift home, but is impatient at having to wait while a problem is solved.; Harvey tries to hustle the first issues of his comic.; Harvey rants about his difficulty getting published in The Village Voice.; Mark reckons Harvey's car is not long for the world.; A guy makes all kinds of extravagant claims for the picked okra he's trying to sell.; Rudy talks about why he is late for work.; Harvey is refused a piece of cake and is called on his selfish nature.