American Splendor

American Splendor

SBS  |  August 24, 2010

This multi-award winning film is an original mix of fiction and reality that illuminates the life of comic book hero Harvey Pekar. While at a garage sale Harvey meets underground comic writer Robert Crumb, a meeting which ultimately leads Harvey to making his first efforts at comic-writing. Recognising Harvey's gift for smart observations about the trials and tribulations of life, Crumb decides to illustrate for him.

This multi-award winning film is an original mix of fiction and reality that illuminates the life of comic book hero Harvey Pekar. While at a garage sale Harvey meets underground comic writer Robert Crumb, a meeting which ultimately leads Harvey to making his first efforts at comic-writing. Recognising Harvey's gift for smart observations about the trials and tribulations of life, Crumb decides to illustrate for him.

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