FROM THE ASHES - trailer #1:
Bob Fingerman talks with Tim O'Shea at Robot 6:
-and, finally, from Fingerman himself:
Stop by the coolest comic shop in Brooklyn on Friday, May 15. Meet Bob Fingerman and be the first to get his new illustrated novella "Connective Tissue"" (Fantagraphics) and the debut issue of his new six-issue post-apocalyptic "speculative memoir" "From the Ashes" (IDW).
From the Ashes:
From the man who brought us the comical miseries of Minimum Wage comes a surprisingly perky take on Armageddon and a new spin on the old autobiographical comics genre: The Speculative Memoir! Bob Fingerman and his wife Michele find out the apocalypse isn’t the end of the world in this hip satirical survival romp through Manhattan’s ruins. Think The Road, only funny!
Video store clerk Darla Vogel is fed up, until one of her customers, a precocious home-schooled kid, offers her some of his meat-tinged candies. Darla takes a plunge down the rabbit hole into a surreal world of throbbing, veinous buildings, compulsory public nudity, weird creatures and more. If William S Burroughs, Lewis Carroll, H.P. Lovecraft and Harvey Kurtzman had a mutant lovechild, it might resemble Bob Fingerman's bold new confection, Connective Tissue. Fingerman, a cartoonist and novelist best known for an acclaimed graphic novel (Beg the Question, a Gen X classic) and an acclaimed prose novel (Bottomfeeder), merges the disciplines in Connective Tissue, a genre-bending and medium-mixing work best described as a fully illustrated novella.
Please join me!
Date: Friday, May 15, 2009
Time: 8:00pm - 11:00pm
208 Smith Street (between Baltic and Butler)
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: 718 797-1348