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20th Anniversary Edition of BOB FINGERMAN’s race and gender-swapping pseudo-science fiction social satire is back in print and better than ever. The tale of a down-on-his-luck African-American nuclear power plant custodian whose brain is transplanted into a militant white teenage girl’s skull, WHITE LIKE SHE takes a cue from the ’70s exploitation movie playbook and mixes message, humor, violence and Frankensteinian brain-juggling. Featuring never-before-seen bonus material and newly added gray tone, this is the definitive edition.

Louella Schwartz and Luther Albert Joyce — one a white teenage girl with a Ms. magazine subscription, the other a middle-aged African-American man who’s fallen on rough times. Their paths seem destined never to cross, but, in an extraordinary set of circumstances, Luther’s brain ends up in Louella’s body in WHITE LIKE SHE by Bob Fingerman (MINIMUM WAGE), which gets a sleek new Image Comics edition in December.

Originally published in 1993, Fingerman’s first graphic novel is a cutting satire exploring gender and race privilege with the creative abandon of a grindhouse film. “What I’d set out to do was pulp with a message. Something Roger Corman might have made in the early ’70s, hence the new Blaxploitation poster-style cover,” wrote Fingerman in the Afterword of the new edition. “Really, that’s what White Like She is — pulp that could use a little more juice and pits. I still think it’s a fun idea; the beast with two heads minus a head. Race, gender, and body-swapping is a fun concept.”

WHITE LIKE SHE is a 136-page graphic novel with never-before-seen bonus material. It will be in comic book stores on December 3 and in bookstores on December 16. It is available for pre-order now.

Praise for White Like She

“A grim and ambitious work — very, very realistically executed.” –Will Eisner

“Imagine a Bob Burden comic co-plotted by Burroughs and Bukowski, throw in some inks by Spain Rodriguez, and you might wind up with White Like She — but only Fingerman himself could really pull this one off.” –Axcess Magazine

“If there were any justice in the world, fans of brain-related entertainment would have their own glossy magazine… A comic as good as White Like She would undoubtedly merit a cover story. Fingerman would be a god to these people.–The Comics Journal

Paperback: 136 pages
Publisher: Image Comics; 20th Anniversary Edition (December 16, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1632151464
ISBN-13: 978-1632151469


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.