White Like She

White Like She

by Bob Fingerman, Bob Angerman
     
 

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The creator of the critically-acclaimed Minimum Wage series, Bob Fingerman has written and drawn an uneasy satirical portrait of life in the 90's. The story has to do with a middle-aged African-American getting his brain transplanted in the body of a radical-left Jewish teenager.

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The creator of the critically-acclaimed Minimum Wage series, Bob Fingerman has written and drawn an uneasy satirical portrait of life in the 90's. The story has to do with a middle-aged African-American getting his brain transplanted in the body of a radical-left Jewish teenager.

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Publishers Weekly
02/16/2015
Luther Albert Joyce has had a bum deal in life: divorced, cheated, bankrupt, and black in racist America. Things get worse when an accident at the nuclear plant where he works as a janitor leaves him Toxic Avenger–level deformed and his presumed-dead body is unceremoniously dumped in a river. He gets a second shot at life when his brain is plopped into the body of Louella, a formerly angsty, lily-white, teenage Brooklyn lesbian. This book is full of weirdness and often deeply disturbed characters. An early work for Fingerman (Minimum Wage), it struggles to fully explore the transplanted character aspects, only skimming Luther’s explorations of what it’s like to be white and a woman. His encounters with gender and race often take a backseat to the brain-swapping plots that propel the story forward. The art throughout is wonderfully, thoroughly gritty and sometimes very ugly—every person seems to be shown at a bad angle. This unsympathetic approach adds another layer of anxiety that would not be there with a more average cast. (Dec.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781560973416
Publisher:
Fantagraphics Books
Publication date:
08/28/1998
Series:
Fantagraphics Series
Pages:
98
Product dimensions:
6.86(w) x 9.43(h) x 0.34(d)

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