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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
This book was practically coated in slime. Nice linework tho
a nice slice of New York in the mid to early 90's
a cartoon roman a clef about a dude that illustrates for a Screw magazine like publication and is managing a relationship with a proto punk girl
I'm Rob and Steph is Sylvia
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