BrooklynTheBorough.com is excited to feature the work of graphic novelist and native Brooklynite Martin Lemelman. Lemelman grew up in the back of a candy store in the borough, and his graphic memoir Two Cents Plain, released in August on Bloomsbury, tells the story of his childhood. Lemelman has been a freelance illustrator since 1976. In 2007 he released the graphic novel Mendel’s Daughter, a sort of memoir told in the voice of his mother, Gusta, a Holocaust survivor. He has illustrated more than thirty children’s books and his work has appeared in numerous magazines. Lemelman is a Professor in the Communication Design Department at Kutztown University and lives in Allentown, Pennsylvania, with his wife. Throughout October he will bring us new chapters from his Brooklyn life, original work based on his latest novel. Scroll down to read the fifth installment.