The first original book (as opposed to original comics, later collected in book form) since Our Cancer Year, Our Movie Year is all about exactly what you think: the experiences of Harvey and his wife, Joyce (who together make up the "Our" of the title) before, during and after the making of the American Splendor movie. But there's more: there are a bunch of strips dealing with Harvey's passions: classic jazz & blues, comics & collecting, and Cleveland. As for the artists this time around: there's the usual suspects along with a few new faces. Pittsburgh-based artists have their highest profile ever in a Pekar collection: Pittsburgh transplant, Mark Zingarelli starts the whole thing off with the title track, as it were, and also handed in the art chores on "Blackout," a thirteen-pager on the August 14 blackout. Pittsburgh's own Ed Piskor, a newcomer, closes out the collection with the 24-page (the longest piece in the book!) "Around the World and Back to Earth." Also contributing are long time American Splendor veterans R. Crumb (only two pages, tho'), Gary Dumm (who is the collection's major contributor), Gerry Shamray and Frank Stack. This is a great, well-rounded collection that is sure to be a hit with American Splendor fans, new and die-hard alike.