~HARVEY PEKAR’S CLEVELAND . . .
COVER: ‘HARVEY PEKAR’S CLEVELAND’ – ART BY JOSEPH REMNANT. INTRODUCTION BY ALAN MOORE. IMAGE: TOP SHELF PRODUCTIONS
“I come into the picture in 1939. I lived on a street where I was the only white kid. For the first few years of my life I didn’t have any friends, or acquaintances, for that matter.”
PREVIEW Pg 2 – ‘HARVEY PEKAR’S CLEVELAND – ART BY JOSEPH REMNANT. IMAGE: TOP SHELF PRODUCTIONS
“Both of my Polish-born parents worked long hours in their mom-and-pop grocery store a few blocks away. I stayed home, sometimes talking Yiddish to my grandfather, who at least had a sense of humor . . . . “
PREVIEW Pg 3 – ‘HARVEY PEKAR’S CLEVELAND’ – ART BY JOSEPH REMNANT. IMAGE: TOP SHELF PRODUCTIONS
TOP SHELF PRODUCTIONS: “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’.”
our roving correspondent, and indie music reviewer, SIMON CERIGO, and now ex-underground comic book collector – says that: ” ‘American Splendor’ was a large format comic book series, and ROBERT CRUMB did the covers for the first few early issues.” In fact Simon had the whole series, about 15 issues, which he bought in the early 80s for about $4 or $5 dollars a pop. Regretfully he had to sell the whole lot, “to feed the kids, Kate & Theo . . when we lived back on Rivington St.” when he could realize a profit of about $35 – $40 a piece. He says, obviously they go for way more now, with the R. Crumb artwork cover issues – taking the premium bucks.
‘HARVEY PEKAR’S CLEVELAND’ – ART BY JOSEPH REMNANT / INTRODUCTION BY ALAN MOORE
CO-PUBLISHED BY ZIP COMICS & TOP SHELF PRODUCTIONS (2012)
Hardcover Graphic Novel with B+W interiors, 128 pages, 9.3″ x 7.3″ ($21.99)
see: TOP SHELF PRODUCTIONS – where you can get more info, and if you hit on the book cover image – you can view 9 preview pages, incl the cover.
THE NYC LAUNCH PARTY for ‘HARVEY PEKAR’S CLEVELAND’ – is to-nite SAT APRIL 28, 2012 – as part of the 2012 MOCCA / MUSEUM OF COMIC and CARTOON ART FEST OFFICIAL AFTER-PARTY.
7 pm to 10 pm
$5 donation at the door (with proper ID; this event is 21+)
64 Third Avenue (corner of 11th St)
the event will also feature a performance by DANIEL JOHNSTON
see: MoCCA FEST 2012