Ken Tucker
April 24, 1998 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Minimum Wage: Book Two is the continuing romance and adventures of comics illustrator Rob and his gal pal, Sylvia, told by cartoonist Fingerman in graphic-novel form with the sort of earthy realism so often missing from conventional prose novels. New York City bohemians who eke out their livings, experiment with integrating love and lust, and grow from young lovers to a mature, committed couple, Rob and Sylvia are vivid, unheroic heroes. If the minimum wage frequently isn’t quite enough to keep them going, their maximum involvement with each other will keep a reader intensely committed. A-

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