Our Cancer Year - Inscribed First Printing



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Inscribed by Harvey Pekar and his wife. Inscribed by Joyce Brabner on the title page: "Joyce Brabner / Hello Joe!" Inscribed by Harvey Pekar on the first chapter page: "To Joe, Harvey Pekar"

Out of print.

From the publisher:

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.

Our Cancer Year, Pekar and Brabner's first book-length comic, is the most human of stories. It is a true and unflinching account of two people battling cancer. But it is also a record of what happened to seven teenagers - young activists from Cambodia and the Middle East, friends of Joyce's - and two difficult adults, as Operation Desert Shield turned into Operation Desert Storm.


Frank Stack
Harvey Pekar, Joyce Brabner

Condition & Attributes

Very light dent along the top edge of the cover, otherwise Very Fine
Inscribed by Joyce Brabner on the title pag


Pekar, Joyce Brabner

Publishing Information

Philadelphia, PA
Four Walls Eight Windows

Physical Description

10 inches
8 inches
252 pages
black & white
color wraps