Beg the question

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Fantagraphics Books, 2002 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 230 pages
A caustic and hilarious love story set in 1990s New York City. Bob Fingerman's Beg the Question tells the story of Rob and Sylvia, two twenty-somethings navigating the labyrinth of New York City life. Imagine a cross between Seinfeld and Caligula, set in Manhattan, and you'll have an idea of Fingerman's caustic wit. Beg the Question follows Rob and Sylvia's relationship through all of its ups-and-downs, from courtship to marriage, public sex to unwanted pregnancies, and everything in between. Performance art, extended families, the comic book industry and Screw magazine are just a few of the other topics subjected to Fingerman's satirical microscope. Fingerman's mid-1990s comic book series Minimum Wage was a breakthrough success for Fingerman, and this marks the first collection of the entire run, retouched (many pages are substantially or entirely redrawn) with added gray tones and almost 40 pages of never-before-published material. The deluxe hardcover format makes Beg the Question a perfect holiday purchase for Gen Xers facing the reality that Nevermind came out over a decade ago and the mortgage payment is due this week. Featuring an introduction by noted novelist and television writer Jerry Stahl.

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User Review  - mpho3 - LibraryThing

I can't say I enjoyed this book. I hate to be shallow but one huge turn off for me is that his work is aesthetically unappealing to me. Fingerman has some talent and yet his drawing are sooooo ugly. I ... Read full review

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User Review  - kivarson - LibraryThing

This covers a year in the life of a group of comic loving, punk rock clothes wearing friends living in Brooklyn. Will our protagonist ever find better graphic work than cranking out cartoons for ... Read full review


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Bob Fingerman (born 1964) is a lifelong New Yorker who has created comics and books for Fantagraphics, DC Comics, Dark Horse, MAD, and many other publishers and magazines.

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