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“FINGUS APOCALYPTICON” Gallery Show / Art from the Post-Apocalyptic Imagination of BOB FINGERMAN

BOB FINGERMAN GALLERY SHOW OPENING: 6/12/2014

Thu, June 12, 8pm – 10pm GMT-04:00 • Art on A Gallery and Shop 24 Avenue A, New York, New York 10009

I’m happy to announce my first commercial gallery show is happening in June. FINGUS APOCALYPTICON, a collection of irradiated art, will be on show (and all for sale) at Art on A Gallery in downtown New York City. Featuring art from my web series of the same name and from my post-apocalyptic graphic novel FROM THE ASHES, come on down and visit my merry mutants in the (sometimes scaly) flesh.

Opening reception on Thursday, June 12th, at 8PM. Join the artist to chat, look at art, eat some grub and drink some wine and beer.

“FINGUS APOCALYPTICON”
Art from the Post-Apocalyptic Imagination of
BOB FINGERMAN

ALL ORIGINAL ARTWORK – Framed & for Sale!
OPENING RECEPTION 8PM

Food & Spirits!
Food provided by Three of Cups
Afterparty at Three of Cups Lounge

Preview Gallery Here:
http://www.artonagallery.com/artists/fingerman/fingerman.html

“Fingerman is a brilliant satirist, artist and mind.”
-Trey Parker, South Park; The Book of Mormon

Bob Fingerman is the award-winning creator of such critically acclaimed graphic novels as Beg the Question, White Like She and Recess Pieces, as well as the novel Bottomfeeder. In Bottomfeeder, Fingerman took on the vampire genre, tossing away the typical gothic and romantic trappings in favor of portraying the down to earth story of a working class Queens-bred vampire. In Recess Pieces, he whipped up a bloody maelstrom of adorable moppets and the living dead set within the confines of a school. With the satirical From the Ashes, Fingerman coined the phrase “speculative memoir,” and pitted himself and his wife, Michele, against the post-apocalyptic ruins of the world.

In 2013, under the auspices of longtime fan and creator of The Walking Dead, Robert Kirkman, Fingerman’s signature work in comics, Minimum Wage, was collected in the coffee table book Maximum Minimum Wage, spurring him to return to Minimum Wage as an ongoing series from Image.

It is Fingerman’s borderline obsession with things post-apocalyptic that lead him to create the art featured in this show, Fingus Apocalypticon, primarily featuring a host of cuddly mutants and original art from From the Ashes.

Show runs 6 weeks.
CLOSING RECEPTION JULY 24TH. 8pm

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Video from Book Court Reading of FTA

Michele and I did a reading (I’d say performance, but that seems a little grandiose) of a small section of FROM THE ASHES at Brooklyn’s Book Court, a lovely independent bookshop. I was losing my voice, but did my best.

You can’t see it here, but she wore her TRASH shirt, proving I didn’t make it up.

First Ever PARIAH Reading/Signing Event – Brooklyn, NY

Bob Fingerman & Keith Mayerson

06/30/11 07:30 PM

BookCourt
163 Court Street (between Pacific & Dean)
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 875.3677

THURSDAY, JUNE 30TH,  7:30PM
JOINT READING & PRESENTATION

BOB FINGERMAN: PARIAH and FROM THE ASHES (possibly performing with wife and co-star, Michele)
KEITH MAYERSON: HORROR HOSPITAL UNPLUGGED

LCB-6.30.11

FROM THE ASHES Playlist

Oops. I neglected to post this link to a playlist of tunes that either accompanied me as I drew or fueled my process in creating FROM THE ASHES. I was invited to contribute it to the fun blog Largehearted Boy’s ongoing Book Notes series in which authors share their musical inspirations. Check it out.

Heeb, Meltcast and a WTF Teaser…

Heeb magazine (R.I.P. the print edition, but at least it lives on online) interview, by Stacey Brook.

And the Meltdown Comics’ Meltcast audio interview (interview conducted by Chris Rosa and Caleb Monroe).

Coming soon: my conversation with Marc Maron on his awesome (and popular) podcast, WTF with Marc Maron. I’ll write more about that as the date it goes up nears.

FUTURAMA MEETS FROM THE ASHES

Michele and I had the great good fortune to attend a studio voice record session for one of the forthcoming episodes of the greatest show ever, FUTURAMA, courtesy of being invited by my friend, Phil LaMarr. Phil is an amazingly gifted comic actor who recently filled the very large boots of Laurence Fishburne by stepping into the role of Cowboy Curtis in the recent live run of The Pee-Wee Herman Show in Los Angeles. On FUTURAMA Phil breathes tropical life into Hermes Conrad, Planet Express’s resident bureaucrat (and paperwork enthusiast), among others. Phil was kind enough to provide a blurb for the trade of FROM THE ASHES, and between sessions his mega-talented cast mate Maurice LaMarche (Kif Kroker, Morbo, Hedonismbot, etc.) gifted us with a few spontaneous reads of Phil’s quote in his FUTURAMA announcer voice. I got one of them on tape:

These guys are my heroes. I wouldn’t be exaggerating to say that Bender Bending Rodríguez is my favorite cartoon character of all time, and that is mainly due to the unfathomably great voicework of John DiMaggio, who was also in this session. I can take to the grave that I made him laugh. Plus, as the voice of Marcus Phenix in Gears of War, John gave me tips on how to finally beat the climactic boss battle. How cool is that?

Phil LaMarr, me, Billy West.
Me and John DiMaggio.
Me, Billy West and Maurice LaMarche.

And I’d be remiss if I didn’t cap this by saying I was in the presence of the God of Cartoon Voicedom himself, the great Billy West. Astonishing. Witnessing him seamlessly and without pause slipping from character to character (Philip J. Fry to Professor Hubert Farnsworth to Dr. John Zoidberg in nanoseconds) was a thing of beauty. He’s a genius. I felt like a too-old/too-healthy version of a Make-a-Wish Foundation kid. I was in Heaven. These are my gods, people. And I walked among them.

Billy giving FROM THE ASHES the West Bump!

John DiMaggio giving me gaming tips for the final boss battle in Gears of War (the crossbow and the Lancer… I’ll try that).

Me, Michele and John DiMaggio.

FROM THE ASHES TRADE ON AMAZON FOR 32% OFF!

Hey all! Got some extra dosh to spend for Xmas or Hanukkah or Kwanzaa? Then please spend some of it (very little, really) on the spiffy trade of FROM THE ASHES. It boasts over twenty five pages of bonus material (thumbnails, prep art, sketches and character design stuff, cover gallery and more), plus a foreword by comedian Marc Maron (whose podcast, WTF, was #3 comedy podcast of 2009 on iTunes). I’m really proud of this book, so if you were waiting for the trade to finally read it, now’s the time to order it! And if you already bought the comics, this is the sweet-ass edition you’ve really wanted all along. BUY IT!

FTA cover

MARC MARON

Here’s a drawing I did of my friend, comedian Marc Maron, to accompany the foreword he’s doing for the From the Ashes book. Check out his great podcast, WTF.

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Cover Tease for FTA Collected

In March of next year, all the WFTers (Wait For Trade) will hopefully spring for the book collecting From the Ashes. I hope everyone will buy it, actually. As a creator, I sometimes feel a tingle of guilt when something I do comes out serialized and then I want people who already bought it to buy it again. But as a fan and consumer myself, I say, “Hey, I do it all the time.” So, guilt absolved. Anyway, here are a couple of rough thumbs of the cover, which will be a wraparound. I wanted to pay homage to the great “merry chase” posters that Jack Davis did in the Sixties and Seventies.


The Amazon listing has an incorrect page count (it will be longer, because of the nifty bonus section; details to come) and cover art. I guess this is a place-filler until I deliver the real cover art.

Not Everything Makes the Cut…

Self-rejected drawing of Byron (from From the Ashes).