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ISBN13: 9781560976233
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These legendary stories, from the classic first fifteen issues of Bagge's Hate comic, are a defining icon of Seattle's early 1990s culture (the has written, "20 years from now, when people wonder what it was like to be young in 1990s Seattle, the only record we'll have is ."), as well as Generation X in general (as seen in such films as and ). This is the first time these hilarious stories, starring the hapless Buddy Bradley and his cast of loser cohorts, have ever been available under one cover, and never have they been available at such a low price (it would have cost at least three times as much to read all of these classic stories in any previous editions). Bagge's riotous tales of the early 1990s subculture are more hilarious now than ever, find out why he has been praised by R. Crumb, Matt Groening, John Kricfalusi, and many more. Comedy genius.

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"Collecting the complete Buddy Bradley stories from 1990 to 1994, this volume is an intense and frequently witty blast of Seattle-based slacker dysfunction. The title character is perhaps the most honestly portrayed everyman the medium has ever seen, an antihero whose utter obnoxiousness, 'who cares' attitude and disdain for everyone and everything around him make him as believable as any comics character can be. A warts-and-all time capsule of lower-class 20-something life in the birthplace of grunge rock, this dense work hurls readers into borderline-disturbing tales. Functionally psychotic girlfriends, drunkenness, narcissistic rock and roll histrionics, graphic yet visually repellant sexual episodes, an edgy sibling reunion, a squirm-inducing mixed race date that culminates in bizarre role-playing, and many other escapades of rock-bottom suburban tragedy are made bearable by Bagge's wildly exaggerated art style and savagely humorous scripts. A sense of despair pervades every panel, but readers won't be able to look away from the train wreck and will find themselves drawn further into this theater of unrepentant losers. The claustrophobic b&w images are deceptively cartoony, the perfect expression of the darkness and tension that make up Bagge's bleak comedic landscape. Definitely not for kids, this is a harsh read that brilliantly wrings uncomfortable laughs from the all-too-familiar minefield of everyday life." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

These legendary stories from #1-15 are a defining icon of Seattle's early 1990s culture, as well as Generation X in general. Bagge's riotous tales of the early 1990s subculture are more hilarious now than ever.

About the Author

Peter Bagge is the internationally acclaimed, award-winning creator of Buddy Does Seattle and Woman Rebel; he lives and teaches in Seattle, WA.

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shayna_reNay18, July 11, 2008 (view all comments by shayna_reNay18)
so time has been lost, was it really the good times in the 90's, drugs and a whole fucking whirlwind of dopers and needles? probably not to some people but when you were there and feeling what everyone else was feeling jabbing yourself into the bandwagon creating the so called "grunge nation" was what made people feel like a whole. the truth and reality was what the 90's were all about, making sure you push people that make your life shit as far away as possible. people wanted to get it out, break free from the mad house in their heads, what better way than with banging out with spiraling songs that has at least 50 different meanings. people were better off that way; there for the title is a fucking title it is what it is just like life was just life.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781560976233
Introduction:
True, Everett
Publisher:
Fantagraphics Books
Introduction by:
True, Everett
Introduction:
True, Everett
Author:
Bagge, Peter
Subject:
General
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
Washington (state)
Subject:
Young adults
Subject:
Graphic Novels - General
Subject:
Graphic Novels
Subject:
Seattle (Wash.)
Subject:
Comics & Graphic Novels
Subject:
General-General
Copyright:
Series:
Hate
Publication Date:
20050417
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Black-and-white comics throughout
Pages:
340
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.9 in 1.34 lb

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Product details 340 pages Fantagraphics Books - English 9781560976233 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Collecting the complete Buddy Bradley stories from 1990 to 1994, this volume is an intense and frequently witty blast of Seattle-based slacker dysfunction. The title character is perhaps the most honestly portrayed everyman the medium has ever seen, an antihero whose utter obnoxiousness, 'who cares' attitude and disdain for everyone and everything around him make him as believable as any comics character can be. A warts-and-all time capsule of lower-class 20-something life in the birthplace of grunge rock, this dense work hurls readers into borderline-disturbing tales. Functionally psychotic girlfriends, drunkenness, narcissistic rock and roll histrionics, graphic yet visually repellant sexual episodes, an edgy sibling reunion, a squirm-inducing mixed race date that culminates in bizarre role-playing, and many other escapades of rock-bottom suburban tragedy are made bearable by Bagge's wildly exaggerated art style and savagely humorous scripts. A sense of despair pervades every panel, but readers won't be able to look away from the train wreck and will find themselves drawn further into this theater of unrepentant losers. The claustrophobic b&w images are deceptively cartoony, the perfect expression of the darkness and tension that make up Bagge's bleak comedic landscape. Definitely not for kids, this is a harsh read that brilliantly wrings uncomfortable laughs from the all-too-familiar minefield of everyday life." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , These legendary stories from #1-15 are a defining icon of Seattle's early 1990s culture, as well as Generation X in general. Bagge's riotous tales of the early 1990s subculture are more hilarious now than ever.
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