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Product Details

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Idea & Design Works Llc (February 23, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1600106005
  • ISBN-13: 978-1600106002
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 6.8 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,256,729 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

This speculative memoir chronicles the misadventures of writer/artist Fingerman and his wife, Michele, in a postapocalyptic Manhattan. Despite being bombed out and irradiated, New York City is still rife with assorted factions representing the worst of humanity, only now those groups are writ large and lawless since the restraints of conventional civilization no longer exist. While a far cry from the all-out horror of a Mad Max–style landscape, Fingerman's wasteland is overrun with homophobic religious zealots, insane right-wing politicos and cannibalistic foodies, while the last bastions of human decency prove to be a plethora of mutants and zombies (or reanimated Americans, as they prefer to be called). Bob and Michele wander through all of this with a wry acceptance familiar to anyone who's ever lived in New York City, serving as the heart of an end-of-the-world narrative that wrings a wealth of humor from its potentially bleak scenario while making pointed observations about the idiocy of humanity and how it's likely never to change. A fun read, spiced with highly appealing artwork, this one's a solid winner. Plus it gets extra geek credit for inside jokes involving Zardoz and cannibal cinema auteur Ruggero Deodato. (Mar.)
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Review

Bob Fingerman s Fantagraphics series Minimum Wage always felt semi-autobiographical due, no doubt, to the fact that the title s everyman protagonist was named Rob, not to mention all the intimate, home-hitting details of Rob s relationship with his wife, Sylvia. Years later, Fingerman has revisited his unique, unflinching, true-life tale. Only this time, the backdrop is Armageddon. In his new graphic novel From The Ashes (IDW) subtitled A Speculative Memoir Fingerman casts himself and his wife Michele as survivors of the apocalypse. Rather than getting all grim and weepy, the couple discovers both the terrors and the joys many of them gloatingly misanthropic of seeing most of modern civilization vanish. But the book isn t entirely a send-up of the genre; as warm as he is warped, Fingerman navigates this brave new world of mutants, breeding camps, bigotry, and TV-pundit dictators with a nimble step that balances dark absurdism with a large, open heart. Throughout the book, Fingerman the cartoonist is in top form, refracting much of the freewheeling sensibility he absorbed from his mentor, Harvey Kurtzman, although Kurtzman s EC/Mad cohort Jack Davis is just as evident in Fingerman s sketchy kineticism. 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... --The Onion A.V. Club

More About the Author

Bob Fingerman authors both graphic as well as prose novels. Books include WHITE LIKE SHE (new 20th anniversary edition in December 2014 from Image), YOU DESERVED IT and RECESS PIECES (both Dark Horse Books), and the illustrated novella, CONNECTIVE TISSUE (Fantagraphics) and FROM THE ASHES (IDW), a satirical "speculative memoir" set in the post-apocalyptic ruins of NYC.

His debut prose novel, BOTTOMFEEDER (M Press, 2007) was Fangoria's Book of the Month. His next novel, PARIAH (Tor, 2010), received rave reviews from Entertainment Weekly, Publishers Weekly, Fangoria, Rue Morgue and more.

In the mid-'90s his series MINIMUM WAGE won a devoted cult audience. In 2013 it was revised and collected in Image's definitive MAXIMUM MINIMUM WAGE (with a stellar foreword from its biggest fan and supporter, Robert Kirkman). Now MINIMUM WAGE is back, better than ever, international and all-new for 2014 and beyond! MINIMUM WAGE: FOCUS ON THE STRANGE (Image, October 2014) collects the first arc of the all-new material.

He is married and lives in New York City.

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By John Littrel on March 21, 2010
Format: Paperback
This book is worth your money on the art alone, as it is one darn pretty book. But then by some miracle, words were added, and these words are funny, biting, engaging, thoughtful, and genuinely sweet at times. I highly suggest checking this out if you enjoyed the previous work of Bob Fingerman, or have been meaning to for awhile. Great book to jump in a check out, and I have bought a copy of the trade for a friend who really enjoyed it, and I believe she is planning on picking up Beg the Question (A Minimum Wage Collection), another book of Bob's I recommended to her.

I must point out that I bought this series as single issues at an overall much higher price than what is being offered here in a collected format on Amazon and feel I got way more than my money's worth, so the offer here is an absolute steal.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Elizabeth Opfer on March 23, 2010
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A friend had some single issues lying around, and I loved them so much, I went ahead and bought the whole collection. I'm glad I did. It's nice to know that there is a smart, funny, talented artist/writer out there who IS "out there," but also "gets it." Nice work from a giant brain. Thank you!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Skid on March 30, 2010
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Loved, loved, loved this book. It's like Wizard of Oz for people who like zombies. And hate Bill O'Reilly.
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By scout1968 on December 23, 2013
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Loved this book and highly recommend. In addition, the book arrived very quickly and, as always, protectively packaged. Whether or not you are a Fingerman fan, I think you will enjoy this read.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J Petrille on July 10, 2010
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Fingerman has an appealing drawing style reminiscent of Mad Magazine artists--Drucker, Davis, Viviano. Those guys. Unfortunately, he writes in the style of a Mad parody as well. All the dialogues are self-consciously clever, overly verbose quips. The characters are all thinly veiled caricatures, which is fine, except it comes at the expense of an engrossing story. I am sympathetic to Fingerman's politics but good politics doesn't excuse bad art. The commentary is obvious and shallow. Who will give a crap about Bill O'Reilly and Stephen Colbert and Fred Phelps and all these other flavors of the month in 10 years? Despite his excellent cariacturing (and the fact that he seems like a swell guy who's genuinely in love with his wife), Fingerman seems to have no idea what makes for great comics tick. He needs a little more Crumb, Clowes, Pekar and lot less Rachel Maddow.
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