Hideout: Bibliodiscoteque #26
I fussed over how best to summarize Peter Bagge to anyone who doesn’t know about him or his art. Until I came across this succinct, if not somewhat outdated, bio from an old art-toy site.
Bagge does have a new series out from Dark Horse comics and his work frequently pops up from other companies. I recommend Hate, though. It is everything a garagepunk aficionado could want: Trashy, filled with black humor, and irresistible.
“Peter Bagge was born on December 11th, 1957, and raised in Peekskill, New York, about 40 miles north of New York City. While enrolled in the School of Visual Arts in New York City in 1977, Bagge discovered underground comics, and the work of R. Crumb in particular turned what had initially been only a vague interest in cartooning into a passion.
In the early ’80s Bagge co-published three issues of Comical Funnies, 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 eventually took over as managing editor of that magazine from 1983 to 1986.
Bagge started his own comic book series, Neat Stuff, for Fantagraphics Books, producing 15 issues from 1985 to 1989. Buddy Bradley, the Bradleys’ alienated and pessimistic teenage son, emerged as Neat Stuff’s most engaging and fully-realized character. In 1990, Neat Stuff 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.
Bagge’s exaggerated and distinctively in-your-face illustration style has also appeared on many record and CD covers, and in magazines as far ranging as Hustler, Mad and the Oxford American…”
Episode 26 – Peter Bagge’s Hate
- A Simple Gesture – J Church
- Hate Your Friends - The Lemonheads
- Tarpit – Dinosaur Jr.
- Beergasm – The Karl Hendricks Rock Band
- Slack Motherfucker – Superchunk
- They Don’t Care – Fastbacks
- Stumblin’ Man – Tad
- If I Think – Mudhoney
- Feels Blind – Bikini Kill
- One Out of Four – Seaweed
- Be Nicer To Me – Can You Imagine?
- I Can’t Control Myself – The Troggs
- Lil’ Red Riding Hood – John Felice
- Can’t Stand It - The Greenhornes
- Muck ‘n’ Bullets – The Mobbs
- New Resolution – Heartless Bastards
- California Sun - The Ramones
- No Correspondence – The Beckett Quintet
- Mine All Mine – The Beat Rats
- Love Is All Around (The Troggs Cover) - Mooseheart Faith
- Ain’t like you – The Primates
Peter writes about the creation process for his new Dark Horse Series Reset
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