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In this virtuoso graphic novel, Harvey Pekar — whose American Book Award-winning series American Splendor was the basis for the celebrated film of the same name — tells the story of his troubled teen years for the first time, when he would beat up any kid who looked at him wrong just to win the praise of his peers. And when he failed to impress, whether on the football team, in math class, in the Navy or on the job, he simply gave up. A true tour-de-force, THE QUITTER is the universal tale of a young man's search for himself through the frustrations, redemptions and complexities of ordinary life.

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Reflection of the life of Harvey Pekar 0

I'll be honest, I never read much from him before he pasted.  The American Splendor series is one of those series I kept telling myself I would get to.  I still plan to read it all.   How I stumbled upon Harvey was at a fan appreciation convention in Toronto.  I was doing my thing and getting books signed and I stopped to speak to Ty Templeton.  He signed my Bigg Time and we were just talking about works he did. He mentioned how he loved working with peopl...

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