Recess Pieces – Bob Fingerman

I loved Minimum Wage /Beg the Question and think Fingerman is a really nice guy, which is why it breaks my heart to write this review of his graphic novel of elementary school students who have to fight off a zombie attack. Fingerman throws a bunch of characters at us who are not always very important, interesting, or funny and far too slowly gets to the action that doesn’t hold many surprises. I know Fingerman loves zombie stories and has been itching to do some, but this one simply doesn’t hold together as his other works did in terms of characters, pacing, and art.