Bob Fingerman

July 09, 2013 - August 17, 2013

In 1993 Bob Fingerman wrote and drew his first graphic novel, White Like She, a social satire about a middle-aged black man whose brain is transplanted into a white teenage girl’s head.

 

Upon completion of that purely fictional work Fingerman decided to turn his attention inward. The result was the semi-autobiographical series Minimum Wage, which charted the bumpy relationship of Rob Hoffman and Sylvia Fanucci, and was collected and extensively reworked as the graphic novel, Beg the Question (Fantagraphics Books).

 

Fingerman has broadened his palette, turning also to prose. His darkly humorous vampire novel, Bottomfeeder (M Press), was published in early 2007. Recent projects are Connective Tissue (Fantagraphics, May 2009), a trippy illustrated novella, and From the Ashes (IDW), a “speculative memoir” featuring Bob and his wife Michele in post-apocalyptic NYC. In 2010 the collected edition of From the Ashes was released, followed by his second novel, Pariah, from Tor (mass market edition released in 2011). He also had a short story in the popular zombie anthology The Living Dead 2 (Night Shade Books, October 2010). Next up is a deluxe reissue of his defining comic series, called Maximum Minimum Wage, from Image Comics (March 2013).

 

He is married to his lovely wife, Michele, and lives in New York City.