Collecting the legendary Buddy Bradley stories that defined a generation.
At the end of Buddy Does Seattle, with his rock-impresario career in tatters, his friends dispersed, and his career opportunities at zero, Buddy had decided to return with his tail between his legs (and his neurotic girlfriend Lisa on his hands) to his native New Jersey.
Buddy Does Jersey collects all 15 issues of Hate describing the arc of Buddy's East Coast experience, including his launch as a small businessman (co-owning and running a nostalgia store with the dubious Jay) and his reintegration with his family (his sister now a harassed mom, his brother still pretty much a psycho, and his parentswell, wait and see). Also included in this volume is the shocking final fate of the exuberant Stinkya story that caused jaws to drop in unison all around the world when it was originally releasedand the riotous tale of Lisa's brief conversion to lesbianism and subsequent breakup with Buddy.
Originally released in color, the stories in Buddy Does Jersey will here be presented de-colorized in the pristine black and white of earlier Buddy stories, in order to better show off the crisp beauty of inker Jim Blanchard's linework. (Or as much crisp beauty as you need to delineate a row of partygoers setting fire to their own flatulence!)
Buddy Does Jersey will feature a long introduction by Bagge describing (for the first time) how the stories in this book reflected events in his own life, and a foreword by the inheritor of Bagge's mantle of hilarious grossness, Angry Youth Comix' Johnny Ryan.
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About 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.
Born in Texas, Jim Blanchard has lived all across the U.S.A. and in Norway. From
1982–1988, he was the editor and publisher of the punk rock/graphics zine Blatch. In 1987, he moved to Seattle,
Washington, where he’s been an illustrator, designer, and comic book artist, as well as an art director for Fantagraphics Books. He now
lives in Bellingham, Washington, with his wife Diana and his dog Lucius.
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.