Coming Up: Peter Bagge

In the early ’80s Peter Bagge co-published three issues of Comical Funnies (1980-81), a New York-based comic tabloid which saw the debut of Bagge’s dysfunctional suburban family, The Bradleys. Bagge broke into R. Crumb’s legendary magazine, Weirdo, and Bagge took over as managing editor of that magazine from 1983 to 1986. Bagge started his own comic book series, Neat Stuff, which evolved into a new title, Hate, which exclusively followed the foibles of the semi-autobiographical Buddy Bradley. Hate became the voice of the twenty-nothing slackers as well as being hailed by critics for its brilliant characterization in its complete chronicle of the 1990s. Hate and Buddy Bradley continue to appear in print, albeit less frequently, under the title Hate Annual. Other projects include a 2 year stint writing and drawing a weekly comic strip about Bat Boy for The Weekly World News.

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