Our Bibliography in APA format.
1. Axelrod, Alan. Complete Idiot’s Guide To Jazz. Penguin, 1999. eBook Collection (EBSCOhost). Web. 27 Nov. 2011.
A look into the history of Jazz in contemporary American Culture
2. Barklay, T. (2011). The literary worth of comics. Retrieved from http://comicbookmovie.com/news/?a=46171
An article discussing the reasons some comic books are considered literature.
3. Cooley, D.B. & Pekar, H., Brabner, J. (2003). Underground Comic Book Writer Harvey Pekar [Interview audio file]. Retrieved from http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1674648&ps=rs
Pekar and his wife Joyce on an Interview about the movie remake of American Splendor.
4. Crumb, R., & Wood, A. (n.d.). The Official R. Crumb Website. The Official R. Crumb Website. Retrieved November 28, 2011, from http://www.crumbproducts.com/
The official website of Robert Crumb, one of American Splendor’s most well renowned contributors.
5. Crusher. (2011, November 12). Chew: The official website. Blog posted to http://chewcomic.blogspot.com/
A blog about the comic book Chew, another adult comic book.
6. Eanet, L. (2010, July 19). Eight literary works that desere a graphic-novel treatment. Retrieved from http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/lists/2010/07/eight-literary-works-that-should-get-the-graphic-novel-treatment.html
A woman’s personal list of 8 books she thinks would be effective as comic books and her reasoning.
7. Feran, T. (2011, July 22). Harvey Pekar’s widow, Joyce Brabner, plans a statue on the Cleveland writer’s grave | cleveland.com. Blogs – cleveland.com. Retrieved November 29, 2011, from http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2011/07/harvey_pekars_widow_joyce_brab.html
8. Guerrero, T. (2010, Decemeber 2). Classic literature as comic books. Retrieved from http://www.comicvine.com/news/off-my-mind-classic-literature-as-comic-books/142616/
An article discussing how classical books are being remade into comic books, and the pro’s & con’s.
9. Hauman, G. (2011, June 8). Yet another reason for comics to go digital: 40 is the new 15. Retrieved from http://www.comicmix.com/news/2011/06/08/yet-another-reason-for-comics-to-go-digital-40-is-the-new-15/
An article summarizing the rising age of comic book readers.
10. Itzkoff, D. (September 1st, 2010). The Unfinished Tale of An Unlikely Hero. The New York Times. Retrieved November 25, 2011 from http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/05/arts/design/05pekar.html?pagewanted=all
An important article about the politics and actions taken by Pekar’s family in perserving his book.
11. Kaminer, M. (2011, November 20). Bronzing Memory of Harvey Pekar ‚Äì Forward.com. The Jewish Daily Forward. Retrieved November 29, 2011, from http://forward.com/articles/146686/
12. Kistler, A. (2010, July 13). Harvey Pekar: A timeline of a comic book icon. Retrieved from http://www.comicsalliance.com/2010/07/13/harvey-pekar-a-timeline-of-a-comic-book-icon/
A basic timeline of Harvey’s life and career.
13. Martin, T. (2009, April 02). How comic books became part of the literary establishment. The Telegraph. Retrieved from http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/bookreviews/5094231/How-Comic-Books-became-part-of-the-literary-establishment.html
An article in The Telegraph on the literary merit of comic books.
14. Michael, M. & Pekar, H. (n.d.). Mayor of the Mundane: Harvey Pekar [Interview transcript]. Retrieved from http://www.interviewmagazine.com/culture/harvey-pekar-#_
The transcript of an interview with Pekar in Interview magazine about his career and life in Cleveland.
15. Millet, L. (2009, February 27). From comic book to literary classic. The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved from http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123569333628588197.html
An article discussing the negative view on comic books being considered literature.
16. Neufeld, J. (n.d.). Josh Neufeld Comix and Stories: And…: Harvey Pekar’s Artists. Josh Neufeld Comix and Stories. Retrieved November 28, 2011, from http://www.joshcomix.com/and/pekar_artists/
Contains a collection of lists that include which artists did pencils and inks for Pekar, including the specific issue or publican with dates and publishers listed.
17. Peary, G. (2003). Film Reviews, Interviews, Essays andSundry Miscellany. Retrieved November 20th from http://geraldpeary.com/reviews/abc/american-splendor.html
Film and book critics insight into American Splendor
18. Pekar, E. o. (2011, October 29). Sculptor Justin Coulter on Vimeo. Vimeo, Video Sharing For You. Retrieved November 29, 2011, from http://vimeo.com/31297578
19. Pekar, H. (2003). American splendor: the life and times of Harvey Pekar, and, More American splendor : the life and times of Harvey Pekar : stories. New York: Random House.
The basis and primary source for this project.
20. Shamray, G. (n.d.). Gerry Shamray Writer/Artist Website. Gerry Shamray Writer/Artist Website. Retrieved November 28, 2011, from http://www.shamray.com/
Official website of the artist Gerry Shamray, one of Pekar’s less conventional contributors.
21. Shamray, G. (n.d.). Harvey and Me: Observatory: Design Observer. Observatory: Design Observer. Retrieved November 28, 2011, from http://observatory.designobserver.com/entry.html?entry=14438
A quick interview with Shamray on his relationship with Pekar and what it meant to him as a creative collaborator.
22. The Telegraph. (2010, July 13). Harvey Pekar. The Telegraph. Retrieved from http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/culture-obituaries/books-obituaries/7888494/Harvey-Pekar.html
Harvey Pekar’s obituary in The Telegraph.
23. Vertigo. (n.d.) About Vertigo. Retrieved from http://www.dccomics.com/vertigo/about/
The ‘about’ page for Vertigo, an offshoot of DC Comics.