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Minimum Wage Book Two: So Many Bad Decisions

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Post-divorce Rob continues struggles both romantic and careerist, divvying up time between dating an Ayn Randworshiping, Goth wannabe standup comedian, depicting curiously sagacious mutant crustaceans, and landing in the not-so-healthy but all-too-familiar embrace of his ex. Can so many bad decisions lead to enlightenment?

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Praise for Minimum Wage Book Two: So Many Bad Decisions

Recently divorced cartoonist Rob Hoffman sets forth in the terrifying world of single life in New York City in the second volume of Fingerman’s urban soap opera comedy. Starting over with the desire to do more personal comics, Rob gains a casual mentorship from comedian Marc Maron, hilariously dates a hostile, overly sensitive goth woman, and hooks up with his ex. When Fingerman portrays the events of Rob’s life the book is gripping, but the flow is too often disrupted by Rob’s constant anxious monologues about his situation. Fingerman remains very skilled in capturing the art of casual conversation, and his depiction of the social spaces of New York City is flawless, with a gallery of vivid urban bystanders who could all be going through their own crises of self-doubt. The book is drawn in b&w with a blue wash, but several dream sequences—all hammering home our hero’s cluelessness and worries—are rendered in full color. Self-absorption aside, there is plenty to enjoy. (May)Publishers Weekly

Paperback: 160 pages / 6.6″ x 10.1″
Publisher: Image Comics (May 4, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1632157373
ISBN-13: 978-1632157379
Diamond Comic order code: FEB160688

bob bw smallBob Fingerman is the creator of the dark and humorous prose and comics works: Beg The Question, You Deserved It, Connective Tissue, Recess Pieces and Bottomfeeder.