Peter Bagge: Conversations (Conversations with Comic Artists) (Paperback)

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By Kent Worcester (Editor)
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Bagge's detailed, garrulous, and often grotesquely funny (and discom ting) work harks back to the underground generation, recalling R. Crumb and Gilbert Shelton, while also pointing forward to the emergence of alternative comics as a distinct genre. His signature series, the rawly humorous Hate and his editorship of the often outrageous Weirdo magazine, founded by Crumb, established Bagge as a leading voice in alternative comics, and his rude, wildly expressive cartooning makes him a counterpoint to the still introspection of recent literary graphic novels.

In his career over three decades, Bagge has left his mark as a prolific cartoonist, an accomplished musician, and a sometime essayist, editor, and animator. While his creative output encompasses autobiographical comics, graphic non ction, magazine illustrations, gag cartoons, minicomics, political commentary, superhero parodies, comic strips, animated videos, and one-page humor pieces, Bagge stands out for creating continuity-based graphic stories that revolve around sharply defined, over-the-top fictional characters. Libertarians know him for his comics journalism, as his graphic biography of Margaret Sanger in 2013 reaches new audiences.

About the Author

Kent Worcester is professor of political science at Marymount Manhattan College. His books include The Superhero Reader (coedited with Charles Hatfield and Jeet Heer), A Comics Studies Reader (coedited with Jeet Heer), and Arguing Comics: Literary Masters on a Popular Medium (coedited with Jeet Heer), all published by University Press of Mississippi.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781496809742
ISBN-10: 1496809742
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
Publication Date: November 3rd, 2016
Pages: 220
Language: English
Series: Conversations with Comic Artists