Biography

Harvey Pekar

Harvey Lawrence Pekar was an American underground comic book writer, music critic and media personality, best known for his autobiographical American Splendor comic series. He died in 2010.

Harvey Pekar

Books by Harvey Pekar

Written by Harvey Pekar, Illustrated by JT Waldman - Autobiography, Graphic Novel, Jewish Interest, Memoir

In NOT THE ISRAEL MY PARENTS PROMISED ME, the final graphic memoir from the man who defined the genre, Pekar explores what it means to be Jewish and what Israel means to the Jews. Over the course of a single day in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio, Pekar and the illustrator JT Waldman wrestle with the mythologies and realities surrounding the Jewish homeland.