Studs Terkel's Working
A Graphic Adaptation
Publication Date: March 2009
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In the thirty-five years since Pulitzer Prize-winner Studs Terkel's "Working" was first published, it has captivated millions of readers with lyrical and heartbreaking accounts of how their fellow citizens earn a living. Widely regarded as a masterpiece of words, it is now adapted into comic book form by comics legend Harvey Pekar, the blue-collar antihero of his American Book Award-winning comics series "American Splendor."
In Studs Terkel's "Working," Pekar offers a brilliant visual adaptation of Terkel's verbatim interviews, collaborating with both established comics veterans and some of the comic underground's brightest new talent. Here are riveting accounts of the lives of ordinary Americans--farmers, miners, barbers, hookers, box boys, stockbrokers--depicted with unsurpassed dignity and frankness. A visual treat with a visceral impact, Studs Terkel's "Working" will delight Terkel fans everywhere, and introduce his most powerful work to a new generation.
Paul Butler is the founder and Managing Director of GlobalEdg LLC. John F. Manfredi founded the strategic consulting and communications group Manloy Associates and co-author of "Doing What Matters". Peter Klein is the founder of the growth-management consultancy PK Associates.
Paul Buhle teaches American Civilization at Brown University. His many previous books include "Taking Care of Business: Samuel Gompers, George Meany, Lane Kirkland", and "The Tragedy of American Labor".