I was late to the party on this comic, and want to make sure you folks are not in the same fix.

From 1995-1999, Bob Fingerman's Minimum Wage comic appeared in installments, and I never saw it, despite reading comics heavily then.

Last year a big hardcover omnibus of the series appeared, Maximum Minimum Wage, and I still never caught on to its glory.


But then, finally, I got hip when Fingerman restarted the series this month, and I bought an issue that knocked me out, then went back to the hardcover collection.

Fingerman's themes and topics are a hitlist of WU obsessions, from weird sex to performance art, from drunken acts of idiocy to angry feminists, from decaying cultural standards to freakish nerds. All presented via beautiful artwork and laugh-out-loud storytelling. I don't think you can go wrong by grabbing a copy of his hardcover and following the new series.
     Posted By: Paul - Fri Jan 31, 2014

Posted by F.U.D. on 01/31/14 at 11:50 AM
I've been a fan of this comic since way back. I probably have all the content in the omnibus volume, but it's great to have it available to a new generation, and I'm psyched for new issues!

If weirdness in comics is your desire, I'm your hookup. I've been collecting them for many years. May I suggest Flaming Carrot by Bob Burden -- the story of the world's first brain damaged superhero? The movie "Mysterymen" was made from its supporting characters, but apparently the title character was too weird even for them. I have more suggestions if anyone wants them.
Posted by DoctorDidj on 01/31/14 at 01:56 PM
It's time for you to delve into making your own weird comic strip Paul. If you can't draw I know you have some illustrator friends.
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 01/31/14 at 02:20 PM
I kind of remember some of the work of R. Crumb's Zap Comix - but not very clearly - it WAS the 60's after all. I even have a cat named Fritz.
Patchouli oil is another matter; I'm violently allergic to it. I mean puking, can't breathe, rolling-on-the-floor allergic!
Posted by tadchem on 01/31/14 at 02:22 PM
They should make a movie from this! The THEME SONG has been taken care of for you, You're Welcome! :lol: :coolsmile:
Posted by Tyrusguy on 01/31/14 at 05:47 PM
P.S. If you do check out the song and like it check out "did you see me" by the same band. :coolsmile:
Posted by Tyrusguy on 01/31/14 at 05:50 PM
Funny!! :lol:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 01/31/14 at 08:04 PM
I haven't thought of the Bus Boys in ages! I have that album. I remember the video --- funny!
Posted by ScoutC on 01/31/14 at 09:15 PM
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