2013 Ignatz Award Nominee: Outstanding Anthology or Collection
During the 1990s and 2000s, Peter Bagge worked mostly on his "Buddy
Bradley" stories in Hate and a series of standalone graphic novels (Apocalypse
Nerd), but in-between these major projects this ever-energetic cartoonist also
cranked out dozens of shorter stories, which are now finally being collected in
this riotously anarchic book.
Peter Bagge's Other Stuff includes a few lesser-known Bagge characters, including
the wacky modern party girl "Lovey" and the aging bobo "Shut-Ins"
— not to mention the self-explanatory "Rock 'N' Roll Dad" starring Murry
Wilson and the Beach Boys. But many of the strips are one-off gags or short
stories, often with a contemporary satirical slant, including on-site reportage
like "So Much Comedy, So Little Time" (from a comedy festival) and more.
Also: Dick Cheney, The Matrix, and Alien!
Other Stuff also includes a series of Bagge-written stories drawn by other
cartoonists, including "Life in these United States" with Daniel Clowes,
"Shamrock Squid" with Adrian Tomine, and the one-two parody punch of
"Caffy" (with art by R. Crumb) and "Dildobert" (with art by Prison Pit’s
Johnny Ryan)... plus a highlight of the book, the hilarious, literate and
intricate exposé of "Kool-Aid Man" written by Alan Moore and drawn by
Bagge. (Other collaborators include the Hernandez Brothers and Danny
Bagge is one of the funniest cartoonists of the century (20th or 21st), and
this collection shows him at his most free-wheeling and craziest... 50 times