Harvey Pekar is best known for his graphic autobiography, American Splendor, which was based on his long-running comic-book series and was adapted into a film of the same name. He died in 2010.
JT Waldman is an artist, interactive designer, and comic-book creator. He is the author and illustrator of the graphic novel Megillat Esther. He lives in Philadelphia.
Joyce Brabner is an award-winning author of graphic books. She frequently collaborated with her late husband, Harvey Pekar, on his American Splendor series. She lives in Cleveland.
Harvey is someone who never grew up, and was disillusioned that his view of Israel was not as positive as his parents.' Poor little boy! Read morePublished 10 months ago by SK
More of an essay than serious research about Israel. More opinion than fact. if you enjoy Pekar's rants, which are fun, you should like parts of this. Read morePublished 13 months ago by J. Sheathelm
Harvey' work has always been under-appreciated by the mainstream. To me, he's an existentialist, with a very deep compassion for humanity and the predicament. Read morePublished 20 months ago by paschimo
This is an outstanding graphic novel. It is informative and engaging. The images are clear and the interplay between the history and Pekar's perspective is thought provoking. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Irene
Harvey Pekar discusses his parents' religious views, the history of Judaism, the creation and governance of Israel and his problems with the Jewish faith & Israel. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Frank L. Greenagel Jr.
Harvey Pekar and JT Waldman's book, Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me, is a beautiful, touching piece. Read morePublished 24 months ago by SJ
Author Harvey Pekar shows how his parents presented Israel to him with idealism and sincerity. As a boy he sees his parents thrilled as Israel wins its "War of Independence". Read morePublished on March 13, 2013 by Loves the View