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Bob Fingerman

Best known for his comic series Minimum Wage (Fantagraphics Books), as well as the graphic novel White Like She (also Fantagraphics), Fingerman’s contributions to the world of comics have been many and varied.

In 1984, while still in attendance at New York’s School of Visual Arts, he produced work for the legendary Harvey Kurtzman (creator of Mad magazine and Playboy’s Little Annie Fanny as well as the recently collected Humbug) on the short-lived young readers anthology NUTS! At the same time, Fingerman produced a series of parodies exclusively for the European market, which ran in such periodicals as France’s L’Echo Des Savanes and Spain’s infamous El Vibora.

Fingerman toiled in the disparate realms of kiddy satire, pornography, sci-fi and illustration, producing work regularly for Cracked, Al Goldstein’s infamous tabloid ScrewPenthouse Hot TalkHeavy MetalNational Lampoon, and High Times. He also worked for The Village VoiceBusiness Week and other periodicals.