Friday, May 2, 2014

Bob Fingerman

2014.04.12 Asbury Park Comic Con, Asbury Park, NJ
"Will kids of 2025 ever know the Dewey Decimal system?"

Bob Fingerman's titles for Fantagraphics include the acclaimed Minimum Wage (semi-autobiographic) and White Like She (a 1993 graphic novel about a black man who has his brain transplanted into a teenaged white girls body). Image Comics issued Maximum Minimum Wage in 2013 which is a deluxe reissue of his defining comic series...

Starting in 1984 Fingerman produced work for Harvey Kurtzman on the young readers anthology "Nuts!" During this time Fingerman produced a series of parodies for the French L'Echo Des Savans and Spain's El Vibora...

Other works included Cracked magazine, Screw magazine, Penthouse Hot Talk, Heavy Metal, National Lampoon, High Times, The Village Voice and Business Week. Comic books include Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and short stories and cover work for Dark Horse and Verigo Comics...

Fingerman looked through my available first day covers and chose the Libraries FDC to draw his self portrait, since his works cross the boundaries of comic books, graphic novels and prose novels...

Novels  - Pariah, Bottomfeeder...
Graphic Novels - Minimum Wage, Beg the Question, From the Ashes (I picked up this book and found it to be very humorous), Recess Pieces, You Deserved It...
Illustrated Novella - Connective Tissue


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