AS 3: Voice Trouble, 1975
In American Splendor‘s third scene (4:49 to 6:06), Harvey visits a throat doctor and exhibits a little hypochondria. Plus, he’s having marital problems.
The boys correct an error from the previous episode. They talk about the original American Splendor story that inspired this segment, and the differences between the comic and the film. A discussion of the early issues of American Splendor and notable Pekar illustrator Gerry Shamray. Josh talks about his early artistic influences and how he first met and started working with Harvey. Dino and his shirts (or lack thereof). A comparison of the scene as it appeared in the in the script as opposed to how it played out on film.
“Ethnicity,” by Harvey Pekar and Josh Neufeld
Josh’s first time working for Harvey Pekar! Originally published in the Village Voice; reprinted in American Splendor: Windfall #1 (Dark Horse, 1995)