The classic collection of comics that inspired the movie American Splendor, winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival American Splendor is the world's first literary comic book. Cleveland native Harvey Pekar is a true American original. A comic book writer and V.A. hospital file clerk, Harvey chronicles the ordinary and mundane in stories both funny and touching. His dead-on eye for the frustrations and minutiae of the workaday world mix in a delicate balance with his insight into personal relationships. Pekar has been compared to Dreiser, Dostoevsky, and Lenny Bruce. But he is truly more than all of them-he is himself. Art by Kevin Brown, Gregory Budgett, Sean Carroll, Sue Cavey, R. Crumb, Gary Dumm, Val Mayerik, and Gerry Shamray.Pekar, Harvey is the author of 'American Splendor Another Day', published 2003 under ISBN 9780345468307 and ISBN 0345468309.