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Peter Bagge's Other Stuff
     

Peter Bagge's Other Stuff

by Peter Bagge, Daniel Clowes (Contribution by), R. Crumb (Contribution by), Gilbert Hernandez (Contribution by), Jaime Hernandez (Contribution by)
 
Peter Bagge’s one-offs, with an all-star cast of cartoonist collaborators such as Alan Moore, Robert Crumb, Daniel Clowes, and Adrian Tomine.
During the 1990s and 2000s, Peter Bagge worked mostly on his “Buddy Bradley” stories in Hate and a series of standalone graphic novels (Apocalypse Nerd), but in between these major projects this

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Peter Bagge’s one-offs, with an all-star cast of cartoonist collaborators such as Alan Moore, Robert Crumb, Daniel Clowes, and Adrian Tomine.
During the 1990s and 2000s, Peter Bagge worked mostly on his “Buddy Bradley” stories in Hate and a series of standalone graphic novels (Apocalypse Nerd), but in between these major projects this ever-energetic cartoonist also cranked out dozens of shorter stories, which are now finally being collected in this riotously anarchic book. Peter Bagge’s Other Stuff includes a few lesser-known Bagge characters, including the wacky modern party girl “Lovey” and the aging bobo “Shut-Ins” — not to mention the self-explanatory “Rock ’N’ Roll Dad” starring Murry Wilson and the Beach Boys. But many of the strips are one-off gags or short stories, often with a contemporary satirical slant, including on-site reportage like “So Much Comedy, So Little Time” (from a comedy festival) and more. Also: Dick Cheney, The Matrix, and Alien! Other Stuff also includes a series of Bagge=written stories drawn by other cartoonists, including “Life in these United States” with Daniel Clowes, “Shamrock Squid” with Adrian Tomine, and the one-two parody punch of “Caffy” (with art by R. Crumb) and “Dildobert” (with art by Prison Pit’s Johnny Ryan)... plus a highlight of the book, the hilarious, literate and intricate exposé of “Kool-Aid Man” written by Alan Moore and drawn by Bagge. (Other collaborators include the Hernandez Brothers and Danny Hellman.) Bagge is one of the funniest cartoonists of the century (20th or 21st), and this collection shows him at his most free-wheeling and craziest... 50 times over.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
This volume of previously uncollected one-offs and irregular series (such as the Lovey and Shut-Ins strips) by Bagge (Hate, Buddy Bradley) is mostly hilarious, with a handful of misses. The book’s centerpiece is a 50-page collection of collaborations that includes art by Crumb, Clowes, Jaime Hernandez, and Tomine, plus scripts by Dana Gould and Alan Moore. Moore’s contribution is one of the funniest pieces in the book: “The Hasty Smear of My Smile,” which chronicles the emotionally fraught life and times of the misunderstood and maligned corporate mascot, the Kool-Aid Man. The Clowes and Hernandez pieces are noteworthy for the seamlessness of the collaborations; in each case, Bagge’s script and subject matter is perfectly tuned for his artist. Among the few less successful sections is the collaboration with Crumb, a parody of Cathy titled “Caffy!” Part of the problem here is that Guisewite’s creation is too easy a target, and Crumb’s art isn’t up to his usual standards. But it’s the exception in this handsome volume, which contains more than its fair share of smart, sharp, sometimes scathing laughs. Bagge’s bright art and warped figures suggest the skewed view of a master satirist. This collection serves as a good sampler for those not already familiar with Bagge’s masterful “Buddy Bradley” saga. (May)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781606996225
Publisher:
Fantagraphics Books
Publication date:
05/17/2013
Pages:
136
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Peter Bagge createdHate, one of the best-selling and most formative comic book series of the ’90s. Born in New York in 1957, after graduating from the School of Visual Arts, Bagge contributed to and, along with R. Crumb, edited the underground anthology Weirdo. Since then Bagge's numerous original graphic novels and collections of comics have won him two Harvey Awards (one for Best Cartoonist in 1991), an Inkpot Award, and garnered six Eisner Award nominations. His social commentary cartoons run in the magazine Reason, and his recent biography of Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger is critically acclaimed. He lives in Seattle, Washington.

Daniel Clowes is a celebrated graphic novelist, Academy-Award nominated screenwriter, and frequent cover artist for the New Yorker. He lives in Oakland, CA. He is

a multi-Harvey, Eisner, and Ignatz Award winner, and his papers were recently acquired by the University of Chicago library.

Born in Philadelphia, R. Crumb is the author of numerous comic works and one of the pioneers of underground comics. His books include Kafka, The Complete Crumb Comics (17 volumes), The R. Crumb Sketchbook (10 volumes), R. Crumb Draws the Blues, The Book of Mr. Natural, The Book of Genesis Illustrated by R. Crumb, and many more. He lives in the south of France with his wife, the artist Aline Kominsky-Crumb.

Gilbert Hernandez lives in Las Vegas, NV, with his wife and daughter. He is co-creator of the long-running, award-winning, and critically acclaimed series Love and Rockets.

Jaime Hernandez is a lifelong Los Angelean, where he continues to chronicle Maggie’s life in the pages of Love and Rockets: New Stories.

Alan Moore is a magician and performer, and is widely regarded as the best and most influential writer in the history of comics. His seminal works include From Hell, V for Vendetta, and Watchmen, for which he won the Hugo Award. He was born in 1953 in Northampton, UK, and has lived there ever since.

Johnny Ryanwas born in Boston, MA, and lives in Los Angeles, CA.

He is the co-creator and co-executive producer of the Nickelodeon TV series Pig
Boat Banana Cricket.

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