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Bob Fingerman

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Recent releases are From the Ashes, a satirical "speculative memoir" set in post-apocalyptic New York (IDW, March 2010) of which The Onion wrote, “As a blitz of astringent satire, an unabashed love letter to his wife, and a love-hate manifesto aimed at the whole human race, From The Ashes is a gem; as an addition to the often-staid canon of post-apocalyptic pop culture, it’s a revelation… A

In August 2010 my second novel, Pariah (Tor Books), a Pinteresque zombie tale, was released. It rec'd a starred review from Publishers Weekly and an A- from Entertainment Weekly and was Fangoria's Book of the Month selection. The mass market pocket edition came out in 2011.

My most recent release is the deluxe oversized hardcover collection Maximum Minim...more


Here’s a link to an interview with me, conducted by Hannah Means Shannon, that ran not that long ago on Bleeding Cool.


They also chose Maximum Minimum Wage as one of their top graphic novels of 2013:


Minimum Wageinfluenced a generation of indie comics creators to shake out their dirty laundry and include a street-level view of life in their work rather than sit around pondering what readers migh...

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Pariah
3.54 of 5 stars 3.54 avg rating — 686 ratings — published 2010 — 5 editions
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Bottomfeeder
3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 134 ratings — published 2006
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Beg the Question
3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 132 ratings — published 2005 — 2 editions
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Maximum Minimum Wage HC
4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 48 ratings — published 2013
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Recess Pieces
3.27 of 5 stars 3.27 avg rating — 60 ratings — published 2006
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From the Ashes
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3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 42 ratings — published 2010
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Minimum Wage Book One
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 33 ratings — published 1997
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Minimum Wage
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 25 ratings — published 1998
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3.58 of 5 stars 3.58 avg rating — 26 ratings — published 2005
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Connective Tissue
3.57 of 5 stars 3.57 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 2009
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" I first encountered the twisted genius of Bob Fingerman's Minimum Wage series many years ago, and it is a great pleasure to be able to revisit his pre-Louis C.K, pre-Seinfeld world of angst-ridden, fleabitten New York hipsters in their natural hab... " Read more of this review »
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Terminal Island
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With only the ridiculous `60s Tommy Kirk romp "Catalina Caper" (as so hilariously mocked on Mystery Science Theater 3000) as my point of reference for California's Santa Catalina Island, I was ill-prepared for this brilliantly grim chronicle of dark...more
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" For some reason I *want* to only give this book three stars but that would be a lie; I didn't just "like it", I actually "REALLY liked it".

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Bottomfeeder by Bob Fingerman
" That's not a very poetic title, I know. But neither is the tone of Bottomfeeder - a novel that lingers refreshingly with me right now writing these words. Having just completed it, the positive effect of the book is instantaneous: with this paragr... " Read more of this review »
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Nuts by Gahan Wilson
Nuts
by Gahan Wilson
read in September, 2011
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The all-time greatest comic strip about what it is to be a child, ever. Insightful, hilarious, poignant and dripping truth from every panel, "Nuts" is, was and ever will be in my pantheon of most life-altering reads. When first exposed to it back in...more
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