Guests

Guests on Scene by Scene with Josh & Dean include other former Pekar collaborators as well as actors, filmmakers, and producers

Judah Friedlander (bonus episode) — actor and stand-up comedian who plays Toby Radloff in the film. Also known for playing Frank Rossitano on the NBC sitcom 30 Rock, and for his Netflix comedy specials. @JudahWorldChamp

Eli Ganias (episode 7) — actor who plays Pahls in the film. Known for American Splendor, Law & Order, and Achilles’ Love, he also appeared in Dean’s play Harakiri Kane (aka Die! Die, Again!). @ElGanias

Ted Hope (bonus episode) — producer who long aspired to make an American Splendor film and shepherded it to completion. @TedHope

Gary Leib (bonus episode) — animator, cartoonist, and musician, who created the animation in the film. Gary Leib Wikipedia entry

Whitney Matheson (episodes 21 & 22) — pop culture writer; former author of USA Today‘s Pop Candy blog. @WhitneyMatheson

Val Mayerik (episode 17) — comic book artist known as co-creator of Howard the Duck and key artist for American Splendor in the mid-to-late 1980s. ValMayerik.com

Eytan Mirsky (episode 22) — singer-songwriter known for his original contributions to film soundtracks, including Happiness and the Tao of Steve. He appears in American Splendor and sings an original composition! @EytanMirsky

Jeff Newelt (episodes 25 & 26) — editor and influencer who helmed the online Pekar Project and edited Harvey Pekar’s Cleveland. @JahFurry

Ed Piskor (episode 23) — cartoonist and notable Pekar illustrator, including the books Macedonia and The Beats. Co-host of the “audio-visual inside scoop” YouTube series Cartoonist Kayfabe. @EdPiskor

Toby Radloff (bonus episode) — Harvey Pekar colleague at the VA Hospital who became a recurring character in American Splendor and a minor celebrity in his own right. @GenuineNerd2

Alex Robinson (episode 29) — cartoonist and podcaster whose Star Wars Minute was an inspiration for Scene by Scene! @ARobTwit

James Urbaniak (episode 12) — the actor who played Robert Crumb in American Splendor is also known for playing Dr. Venture on The Venture Bros., Grant Grunderschmidt on Review, Arthur on Difficult People, and is the creator of Getting On with James Urbaniak. @JamesUrbaniak

Joe Zabel (bonus episode) — Cleveland-based comic book writer/artist, and one of American Splendor‘s most prolific artists from 1985 to 1997, illustrating many covers along the way. JoeZabel.com