Peter Bagge’s artwork for TAD’s controversial “Jack Pepsi” single.
Part 5: I’ve been sent back in time to Seattle in the 90s with my portfolio which contains the pages of Blammo #8! I’m walking to Fantagraphics to see if they will publish me. Guest illustration by Peter Bagge.
Classic grunge era comics.
340-page black & white 6” x 9” softcover • $19.99
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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 Seattle Weekly 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 Hate.”), as well as Generation X in general (as seen in such films as Kids and Pecker). 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, Publishers Weekly, Entertainment Weekly and many more. Comedy genius.
Illustration by Peter Bagge, from his ’90s comic Hate. Here’s the story behind the image:
“I’m so out of it, I didn’t even realize how prevalent heroin use was in the grunge scene. I drew the band the character Stinky managed, and I was trying to think of the most absurd lyrics I could think of, so I had the singer scream, ‘I scream, you scream, we all scream for heroin!’ I picked heroin to be ‘out there’—you know, freak out the parents. Then I was informed that heroin was a scourge. (Laughs.)
”A lot of people in the music scene were very upset. But then I found out there were people I knew who were heroin addicts and who thought it was hilarious! Like Mark Arm. He thought it was a riot.”