Buddy Does Jersey: The Complete Buddy Bradley Stories from ''Hate'' Comics, Vol. II (1994-1998)

Buddy Does Jersey: The Complete Buddy Bradley Stories from ''Hate'' Comics, Vol. II (1994-1998)

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Overview

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 parents—well, wait and see). Also included in this volume is the shocking final fate of the exuberant Stinky—a story that caused jaws to drop in unison all around the world when it was originally released—and 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781560978374
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
Publication date: 05/15/2007
Series: Hate Series
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Peter Bagge  created Hate, one of the bestselling and most influential comic book series of the past quarter century. 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. Bagge's numerous original graphic novels and collections of comics have won him multiple Harvey Awards, an Inkpot Award, and numerous Eisner Award nominations. He lives in Tacoma, WA.

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 Ryan was 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.

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