Our Cancer Year by Harvey Pekar

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It was they year of Desert Storm that Harvey Pekar and his wife, Joyce Brabner, discovered Harvey had cancer. Pekar, a man who has made a profession of chronicling the Kafkaesque absurdities of an ordinary life (if any life is ordinary) suddenly found himself incapacitated. But he had a better-than-average chance to beat cancer and he took it — kicking, screaming, and complaining all the way. Pekar and Brabner draw on this and other trials to paint a portrait of a man beset with fears real and imagined — who survives.

About Harvey Pekar

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Harvey Pekar (1939-2010) was a comic book writer and author of the autobiographical American Splendor series, which was adapted into an Academy Award nominated film. Pekar was also a prolific jazz and book critic. Frank Stack collaborated with Harvey Pekar and Joyce Brabner on the acclaimed graphic novel "Our Cancer Year", which later became some of the basis for the film "American Splendor". He lives in Columbus, MO.
Published January 1, 1994 by Four Walls Eight Windows. 252 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Political & Social Sciences, Comics & Graphic Novels. Non-fiction

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Joined by his wife and collaborator Brabner and illustrator Stack, Pekar's (The New American Splendor Anthology) first book-length comics narrative is by turns amusing, frightening, moving and quietly entertaining.

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Harvey Pekar is probably most well known for his work on American Splendor, a movie of which was made starring Paul Giamatti.

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