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Minimum Wage: Book One (Minimum Wage)
by Bob Fingerman (Goodreads Author)
Fingerman has the knack for identifying the humor in the weirdest and the most unexceptional people or situations. This first installment of Fingerman's crisply rendered mini-epic presents a couple of days in the life of Rob, paradoxically stuffy N.Y.C. slacker/artist and reluctant party-boy, who freelances for porn magazines while convincingly delivering the line "You kis ...more
Paperback, 72 pages
Published January 2nd 2003 by Fantagraphics Books
(first published 1997)
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Minimum Wage is a frank semi-autobiographical bio-comic about a cartoonist in New York trying to recover from his very early divorce. This is a very frank collection, with sex and porn being primary topics (he draws cartoons for adult magazines). It's also very relatable; though I've never been in anything even remotely like Rob's shoes I can sympathize with the character, and find him interesting; he does as much stupid stuff as he does smart, and he spends a lot of time in his own head, which ...more
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“More about Bob Fingerman...
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