Alison Bechdel Explains The Effect Art Spiegelman's Had On Graphic Novels

October 6, 2014 8:20 PM

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The 2003 comedic drama starring Paul GIamatti and Hope Davis is actually adapted from a series of autobiographical comic books written by the late Harvey Pekar and illustrated by a variety of artists including legendary illustrator R. Crumb. Pekar's work is considered groundbreaking for his portrayal of the more quotidian aspects of everyday life.

The 2001 comedic drama starring youngsters Thora Birch and Scarlett Johnasson as well as Steve Buscemi is based on the 1997 comic book written and illustrated by Daniel Clowes. The comic book and film follows the lives of two best friends, Enid and Rebecca (both cynical social outcasts), who spark a...

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