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You Deserved It
     

You Deserved It

by Bob Fingerman
 

Is Bob Fingerman a cynical misanthrope or a disappointed humanitarian? Dare we suggest maybe both? In You Deserved It, the sensitive creator of the acclaimed graphic novel Beg the Question accesses his darker side, serving up this caustic collection of comical cautionary chronicles. What Beg the Question was to sex and romance, You Deserved It is to wanton violence

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Is Bob Fingerman a cynical misanthrope or a disappointed humanitarian? Dare we suggest maybe both? In You Deserved It, the sensitive creator of the acclaimed graphic novel Beg the Question accesses his darker side, serving up this caustic collection of comical cautionary chronicles. What Beg the Question was to sex and romance, You Deserved It is to wanton violence and social wrongness.

From "Otis Goes Hollywood," the epic saga of a homicidally puritanical meat packer with dreams of making it big in Hollywood, to "Missing Pieces," a yarn about the extracurricular activities of paramedics, to "Buying Bologna," about a guy who just really, really loves his luncheon meat, to "Yiffy Situation," a fuzzy fable about fornicating Furries, You Deserved It serves up enough yarns to make one hilariously misanthropic sweater, all in living - and dying - color!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
Fingerman's previous work, Beg the Question, was a realistic black-and-white graphic novel about two young New Yorkers' troubled engagement. This volume is a full-color short story collection that trades realism for Grand Guignol. Fingerman favors a baroque cartoony style full of bent, hunched figures and very wordy dialogue. His work has a density that recalls the early Mad comic books, but is far grimmer. In "Missing Pieces," a paramedic supplements his income by selling photos of brutally dismembered crime and accident victims. This troubles his partner, but when the photographer himself is run over by a subway, the partner decides that selling atrocity photographs might not be a bad gig. "Otis Goes to Hollywood" is the story of an immensely strong na f, Otis, who has an unfortunate habit of brutally killing people by accident. Some Hollywood sleazeballs take the opportunity to turn Otis into an action star, revealing that everyone in the story is morally corrupt, except for Otis-who innocently slaughters dozens. The violence is like "Itchy and Scratchy" from The Simpsons-too bizarrely exaggerated to be taken seriously. These stories are not for the easily offended, but readers who like their humor shaded pitch black will enjoy them. (Oct.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593073909
Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Publication date:
10/05/2005
Pages:
88
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Bob Fingerman is the award-winning creator of such critically acclaimed graphic novels as Beg the Question, White Like She, and Recess Pieces.  In his novel, Bottomfeeder, Fingerman tossed away the typical gothic and romantic trappings of the vampire genre in favor of portraying the down-to-earth story of a working class Queens-bred vampire. In Recess Pieces, Fingerman whipped up a bloody maelstrom of adorable moppets and the living dead set within the confines of a school.

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