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  1. AIDS Crisis Through a Comics LensRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | Forward

    ... with Harvey? I'm a mature enough feminist not to fly off the handle. What Harvey was and what ["American Splendor"] was - I was very much a part of his success and the creative process. I essentially wrote "Our Cancer Year," and then I went back ...

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  2. Drug Smuggling During Early Years Of AIDS Epidemic Is Depicted In New Graphic NovelRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 1 | Queerty

    Like a graphic novel companion to the film Dallas Buyers Club , Joyce Babner's Second Avenue Caper: When Goodfellas, Divas, and Dealers Plotted Against the Plague chronicles how an experimental AIDS treatment from Mexico, Ribavirin, was smuggled into New York during the 1980s. Brabner, widow to American Splendor legend Harvey Pekar, and artist Mark Zingarelli based their graphic novel on the experiences of Brabner's longtime friend Ray, a producer of drag shows and nurse, whose smuggling operation - driving an RV with compartments to stash the experimental drugs - was financed by selling marijuana with help from the mafia.

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  3. Second Avenue Caper: When Goodfellas, Divas, and Dealers Plotted Against the PlagueRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 1 | Boing Boing

    ... is the widow and collaborator of Harvey Pekar, Zingarelli was a Pekar collaborator who contributed to American Splendor . The story they tell is a real one, though names have been changed to protect the vulnerable. It's all the more significant for ...

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  4. Eli GaniasRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 28 | Voices

    Eli Ganias has been a professional actor in New York City for many years, appearing in "Law and Order", "100 Centre Street", and various soaps. He also appeared in the award winning film "American Splendor".

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  5. Acting gamble at age nine paid off for Josh HutchersonRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 20 | The Globe and Mail

    ... was good at it. He landed TV pilots, telefilms, a guest spot on ER . He played a kid in a Robin costume in American Splendor . And then, jackpot: He won the lead in The Polar Express , opposite Tom Hanks. It made $183-million (U.S.). Hutcherson's ...

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  6. Joyce Brabner pens new AIDS graphic novelRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 12, 2014 | New York Daily News

    ... says Brabner, wife of late comic legend Harvey Pekar (that's her played by Hope Davis in the Pekar biopic "American Splendor"). Images from "Second Avenue Caper: When Goodfellas, Divas, and Dealers Plotted Against the Plague," by Joyce Brabner and ...

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  7. From Baz to BatmanRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 12, 2014 | The Austin Chronicle

    ... Holofcener's Friends With Money or the lumpy cardigans in Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini's American Splendor . However, Wilkinson resists the idea that he brings a "signature" sensibility to his diverse projects, emphasizing that he finds ...

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  8. Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti Will Star in Showtime's Wall Street Drama BillionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 24, 2014 | Steuben Courier

    ... Billions marks a rare television commitment. The Sideways actor is best known for roles in films such as American Splendor, 12 Years a Slave and Cinderella Man , but he also won an Emmy for the HBO miniseries John Adams and recently appeared in a ...

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  9. The Roosevelts: An Intimate HistoryRead the original story

    Oct 5, 2014 | DVD Verdict

    ... work. It helps that Burns assembles an all-star cast to lend voices to the project. Paul Giamatti ( American Splendor ), Edward Herrmann ( Gilmore Girls ), and Meryl Streep ( The Hours ) voice Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor (respectively). They're ...

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  10. 'Hip Hop Family Tree, Vol. 2': Cartoonist Ed Piskor continues his quest for the perfect beatRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 9, 2014 | Post-gazette.com

    ... and underground comic book world in which he had long been well known and respected after his work with "American Splendor" author Harvey Pekar and his self-written and drawn work on "Wizzywig," the history of early computer hackers and "phone ...

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  11. Comedian Judah Friedlander defends his titleRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 9, 2014 | Chicago Reader

    ... he played genuine nerd and gourmet jelly-bean lover Toby Radloff opposite Paul Giamatti's Harvey Pekar in American Splendor . Most recently Friedlander loaned actual comedic legitimacy to SyFy schlockfest Sharknado 2: The Second One as Bryan, a Mets ...

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  12. 'Masterful Marks: Cartoonists Who Changed the World': Smorgasbord on the funny pagesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 2, 2014 | Post-gazette.com

    ... his close encounters with idols Harvey Kurtzman (creator of "Mad"), Harvey Pekar (writer/creator of "American Splendor"), and Mr. Crumb himself, who has told most of his life story in autobiographical comix already anyway. The volume closes with Dr. ...

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  13. Kyle Kinane, Greg Proops, Dana Gould, Bridget Everett and More Headline UP Comedy Club This FallRead the original story

    Sep 3, 2014 | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... for Best Supporting Actor at the 2003 Independent Spirit Awards for his role in the Sundance-winning American Splendor. Some of his other movies include Meet the Parents, Wet Hot American Summer, Feast, Zoolander, and The Wrestler. Showtimes: Thurs. ...

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  14. Nexus Graphica: a column by Rick Klaw and Mark London WilliamsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 1, 2009 | SF Site

    ... of comic book for adults bothered me. Hadn't these people heard of Maus , Watchmen , Love and Rockets , American Splendor , and countless others that were being produced by the early 90s for more mature tastes? Thankfully, this perception has ...

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  15. Robert CrumbRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 30, 2014 | Hilobrow

    ... office and collecting old jazz records were perfect for Crumb's hairy-armed artwork. Anyone who owns an American Splendor anthology knows that even if you're disciplined enough to read every other artist's strip, you'll be hankering to get back to ...

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  16. Tiny Engine shows promiseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 30, 2014 | Independent Weekly

    ... this tribute to comic books leans too heavily toward Harvey Pekar (whose urban angst was immortalized in American Splendor ) when a bit more of Jack Kirby, Marvel's Wagnerian illustrator - and a lot more of Mad satirists Jack Davis and Mort Drucker ...

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  17. 'Magic' conjures a new literary form Ita s tempting to frame Anya...Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 3, 2014 | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    ... so much I threw it in a subway trash can!" But more to the point, Ulinich means - not unlike Pekar in "American Splendor" or Karl Ove Knausgaard in "My Struggle" - to set aside literature with a capital L (whatever that is) in favor of the epic ...

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  18. Romance, metaphors, and fisticuffs abound with Dean Haspiel's 'Fear, My Dear'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 25, 2014 | Examiner.com

    ... "The Fox" and DC Comics' "Batman '66", and may also be best known for collaborations with Harvey Pekar in "American Splendor". Released earlier this month, the latest "Billy Dogma experience" is "Fear, My Dear", which actually collects two tripped ...

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  19. Kyle Kinane, Greg Proops, Dana Gould, Bridget Everett and More to Headline UP Comedy Club This FallRead the original story

    Jul 23, 2014 | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... for Best Supporting Actor at the 2003 Independent Spirit Awards for his role in the Sundance-winning American Splendor. Some of his other movies include Meet the Parents, Wet Hot American Summer, Feast, Zoolander, and The Wrestler. Showtimes: Thurs. ...

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  20. 'Lena Finkle's Magic Barrel' conjures a new literary formRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 23, 2014 | Myrtle Beach Online

    ... so much I threw it in a subway trash can!" But more to the point, Ulinich means - not unlike Pekar in "American Splendor" or Karl Ove Knausgaard in "My Struggle" - to set aside literature with a capital L (whatever that is) in favor of the epic ...

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