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