From the winner of the 2009 Isotope Award for Excellence in Mini-Comics!
"Every comic Will Dinski makes is elegantly and cleverly designed." -Rob Clough, The Comics Journal
"In Fingerprints, Will Dinski has succeeded in poking fun at an image-obsessed culture by reminding us that all good things must fade. With its mini-comic style and entertainingly quick pace, this book is equal parts tabloid headlines, soap opera, and absurdist comedy." -- John Geddes, USA Today
"A light, fast-paced story with a pleasing design." -- Booklist
"Both Dinski's art and storytelling beg the reader to dig below the surface, raising important questions about beauty, celebrity, sexuality, art, and superficiality." -- Brian Heater, The Daily Cross Hatch
In a town where movie-star beauty is only a surgery away, it's hard to tell what's real...
A cosmetic surgeon takes pride in his best work: an ingénue of the silver screen, literally built for success. While he plans one last procedure to perfect her looks, his aging wife struggles to keep his interest, and his ambitious assistant threatens his practice with a disturbing new technique.
In his debut graphic novel, acclaimed mini-comic creator Will Dinski presents a haunting pastel vision of beauty, surgery, and jealousy, served with a sci-fi twist.
Dinski's story of plastic surgeons in a culture where image is all important aims to be provocative, but ends up not as substantial as it could be. Dr. Fingers is an accomplished cosmetic surgeon whose most prized client is Hollywood superstar actress Vanessa Zimba. Fingers is so proud of Vanessa's appearance that he both imitates her features in other clients and constantly seeks to find new ways to perfect Vanessa's face. This causes constant distress for Fingers's wife, Jennifer, herself resembling an aging version of Vanessa. It's also a source of inspiration and jealousy for Fingers's assistant, Yumiko Tatsu, who finds herself performing most of the actual surgery and soon leaves to start her own practice. When he sees his assistant's work take popular culture by storm, Dr. Fingers finds himself suffering at the expense of his long-held belief that people are defined by their appearances. Dinski provides both art and writing, and the basic visuals further hit home his point of how worrying too much about how people look can lead to all people looking the same. (Sept.)